Welfare and Safeguarding Officers Recognition + Interim Online Safe Hands Training



Today we say thank you to the Safeguarding and Welfare Officers across the County who ensure their clubs are a safe place for all.

Without a Welfare Officer in place clubs cannot enter leagues or run junior cricket and whilst their role rarely has to be called upon for welfare issues they play a key role in welcoming people to the club and maintaining safeguarding standards. 

You can nominate someone involved with welfare at your club, or any other role, as an Unsung Devon Cricket Here via this link



We are pleased to be able to share with you information on interim Safe Hands training for Welfare Officers who had training cancelled recently or those clubs who haven’t got qualified Welfare Officer.

If your Welfare Officer had booked to attend an ECB Safe Hands Course which was cancelled, the ECB Safeguarding Team will contact you directly (within the next two weeks) to provide you with access to:

- Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) Course to meet the Safeguarding and Protecting Children Requirement of the CWO role.

- Booking link for Safe Hands webinar training. These will run on specific days through the month of June, starting on the 8th, and will be available either mornings, afternoons or evenings to accommodate those with other responsibilities or work commitments.

It is important to have completed the SYC (Safeguarding Young Cricketers) course prior to booking on a Safe Hands webinar. If you have already completed the course or a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course there is no requirement to repeat it.

Welfare officers must also have an up to date DBS check. 


If your Welfare Officer did not book to attend an ECB Safe Hands Course or If your club does not have a Welfare Officer at present, please email the following details to – julen.beer@devoncricket.co.uk

·       Full Name

·       Cricket Club

·       Email Address

We can then get ECB Safeguarding to register the person so they can be sent the course details.


Please note this interim accreditation will be valid for 12 months by which time ECB expect that the usual face-to-face Safe Hands training will be available again.

If you require an ECB DBS please email the following information to alex.jopling@devoncricket.co.uk


1.    Full Name

2.    Date of Birth

3.    Preferred Email Address

4.    Club affiliation

5.    Club role 


DBS Video ID Verification Meetings:

COVID-19: Due to the current situation access has been restricted to our DBS application system for ID verification to the top levels of access:

If you need your DBS verified the ECB are allowing these to be completed via a video call by county verifiers only, please contact alex.jopling@devoncricket.co.uk to arrange this.