The ECB is totally committed to offering a safe environment for everyone to play the game and we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously.

No one can be complacent and we are always seeking to improve and to learn from best practice, in the game and from elsewhere.

We always welcome the reporting of any concerns that anyone may have, through our Safeguarding team or the relevant authorities.

At a time when there is an understandable spotlight on this important issue we are looking again through our processes and practices. In this, we would like your support to ensure that the game is fully equipped to safeguard young people and to deal with any concerns.

You will be aware that Safe Hands - cricket’s policy for safeguarding children - applies at all levels of the game, from grassroots through to the elite levels.

You will know that the matters that are raised and dealt with under the Child Safeguarding Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure involve both current and non-recent concerns, allegations and or convictions. The information regarding such complaints remain confidential.  

There is a high importance we place on safer recruitment (DBS checks), training, club welfare officers’ network and the system for reporting concerns. 

If you have any parental queries we would encourage you direct parents to the NSPCC's child protection in sport unit guidance for parents is available at  

Please feel free to contact us if you have any enquiries that you think we could assist with. Thank you for your attention in addressing these matters; we appreciate these are difficult issues and want to ensure that we do everything we can to make cricket safe now and in the future.

If you have any concerns at any time, please contact the ECB Safeguarding team.