Safeguarding Courses

Training for Club Safeguarding Officers and Committee Members

To be fully compliant the ECB requires Club Safeguarding Officers (CSO) to have a current ECB DBS, ideally be on the DBS Update Service, and complete three sets of training:

  • ‘Safe Hands’ – a face-to-face workshop run by Derbyshire Cricket Foundation Ltd (DCF).
  • ‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’ – an online course on ECB E-Learning
  • ‘Safeguarding for Committee Members and Club Safeguarding Officers’ – a ‘top up’ online module.

Every three years the training requirements above must be updated.

The next Safe Hands courses will be in winter 2023 and spring 2024. There is a charge of £10 per person and we have a limit on the numbers we can have at each venue. Details will be posted here when dates are confirmed.

You can do a course in a neighbouring county if that is more accessible.

Those registering on a Safe Hands Workshop in the future will automatically receive notification from the ECB following attendance on the workshop to complete the new Safeguarding for Specialist Roles (SSR) course online.

Safeguarding for Specialist Roles (SSR)

The ECB have introduced the Safeguarding for Specialist Roles (SSR) on-line courses which form the foundation for individuals who hold a specialist role within cricket. This course is a direct replacement of the Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) course, although the format has changed, and only needs completing once the SYC has expired.

The new courses are aimed at those who want and need more knowledge and information on effective safeguarding within your club. The courses are free to complete.

Those individuals in cricket who hold a specialist role should complete the one-hour course (worth 80% of their learning), as well as the shorter, specialist module relevant to their role (20% of their learning). Completing both elements is needed to complete the course and get a certificate; it also will update the Safe Hands Management System that a person is compliant.

If someone at your club has more than one role within a club, we recommend they sign up to the course in which they do the most volunteering. Individuals are welcome to complete all four specialist modules if they wish and all are free of charge.

The specialist modules available are:

  • Safeguarding For Captains and Team Managers

  • Safeguarding For Committee Members

  • Safeguarding For Umpires and Scorers

  • Safeguarding For Coaches and Activators

Access to the coaches and activators course is provided after registering or completing a coach development course.

Access to the SSR Courses

For those with an ECB e-learning account:

Simply log onto your ECB eLearning account You will see the ‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’ (SSR) course listed. The top-up elements will be greyed out, these will only become available once the SSR module has been completed.

If you have forgotten your log on details or are having problems accessing contact

Please note that existing coaches/activators or those who have registered on an ECB coaching course will already have an account.

For more information please contact Angela Gregson on;

Tel: 07960 449759


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