Safeguarding Courses

Training for Club Safeguarding Officers and Committee Members

To be fully compliant the ECB require Club Safeguarding Officers (CSO) to have a current ECB DBS, and 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 course in Derbyshire will be in November 2024 and we will inform clubs and update this page when arranged.

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:

If you have registered for a course that has an E-Learning component attached to it, you will receive an email shortly after registering on to the course, containing details on how to access the E-Learning site (also known as Moodle);

If you have not yet received your E-Learning email, please check your junk/spam folder and remember that some email addresses may be blocked by more stringent firewalls (particularly school and university email addresses). If you are yet to have received this email, you can contact E-Learning support at 

 You will access the E-Learning site / your E-Learning account via the Single Sign On (SSO) Portal. Your SSO credentials (username being your email address and a password of your choice) can be used to access both sites; E-Learning & Safe Hands system.

If you are a new user of the Single Sign On Portal, the email you receive (after booking on to your course) will contain and link and instructions on how to set up your access on the ECB Login Portal; including setting a password, accepting terms and conditions (please scroll down and check the tick boxes) and selecting your marketing preferences (please just select yes or no as you see fit). If you already have an existing SSO account (for an existing Safe Hands account), then you can use your existing password when logging in to E-Learning. 

Once you have set up your account you can access the E-Learning site by going to: >

For more information please contact Angela Gregson on;

Tel: 07960 449759


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