Cricket Welfare & Safeguarding

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (DCF) is proud of promoting the welfare and safeguarding to children, young people and vulnerable adults through sports activities upon providing an enjoyable environment that meets the needs and requirements of all participants.

The DCF is committed to ensuring that all young people and vulnerable adults involved with cricket in Derbyshire have a safe, welcoming and positive experience.

A welcoming environment where children are asked for and are able to offer their views and opinions (for example, about the game, training sessions or arrangements generally) is a safer environment, where children feel more able to share concerns, and everyone feels more able to challenge poor practice or behaviour.

The DCF comply with the England and Wales Cricket (ECB) Safe Hands Policy which promotes good practice, helps raise awareness and ensures people know what to do if they have any concerns about children or the behaviour of adults in cricket. The DCF works closely with the England and Wales Cricket Board on compliance and regularly reviewing its policies.

All cricket clubs have an obligation to appoint a Club Welfare Officer (CWO). These officers have a remit to provide advice on Safeguarding issues and ensure that the club adheres to all aspects of Safeguarding.

The CWO should attend a ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ workshop accredited by Sportscoach UK and the ECB Safe Hands Workshop.

The CWO must also have a DBS check by which they should indicate their remit as the club officer. To assist the clubs the CWO is able to be a verifier for DBS checks for those requiring a DBS in cricket.


The County Welfare Officer is Angela Gregson, who can offer support and guidance for anyone who has concerns about safeguarding. Angela is supported by the Deputy County Welfare Officer, Mick Glenn.

Contact details are:

Angela Gregson:

Mick Glenn:

We have created a Safeguarding Newsletter to provide an update and all the important information that you will need for the season ahead.

Safeguarding Newsletter – Spring 2022

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