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Safeguarding Education Update

10 Feb 2023

In January, the ECB launched ‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’, the ECB’s new online safeguarding course. The new course, ‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’ replaces Safeguarding Young Cricketers and is designed to support individuals in cricket who are working with children and young people.  

‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’ is made up of one 60-minute module, suitable for everybody, whatever their role in cricket and four shorter bolt-on modules:  

  1. Safeguarding for Coaches and Activators 

  2. Safeguarding for Captains and Team Managers 

  3. Safeguarding for Umpires and Scorers 

  4. Safeguarding for Committee Members & Club Safeguarding Officers  

Individuals in cricket are invited to complete the one-hour module, followed by the shorter module that best reflects their role. Individuals are welcome to complete all four bolt-on modules if they wish. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, and the new course aims to provide everyone in cricket with knowledge and advice to create a safe environment and respond appropriately to concerns. 

FAQs related to this change: 

Club Safeguarding Officers who register for ECB Safe Hands: The ECB have created an auto-enrolment for Club Safeguarding Officers who attend the Safe Hands Workshop (SHCSO).  Individuals completing this course will be auto enrolled for the Safeguarding for Committee Members and CSO’s 

Candidates currently completing ECB Core Coach Course: Individuals who are currently completing the Core Coach programme will have been auto enrolled onto the old SYC. This will now no longer be available to them.  They should have the Safeguarding For Coaches and Activators added to their elearning account 

Expiry date of those with the “now old” SYC qualification: People who have completed SYC will remain ‘qualified’ for 3 years, the new SSR is a direct replacement and only needs to be completed when the SYC has expired or if no safeguarding qualification is in place. The course is available, free, and can be completed should people wish to do so for continuous professional development. 

Safeguarding Education Update – ‘Introduction to Safeguarding’ 

The ECB is also pleased to launch ‘Introduction to Safeguarding’, the ECB’s new online safeguarding course for all individuals in the game.  

This free course is available for everyone involved in cricket.  Anybody at the club can complete the online Introduction to Safeguarding.  

The training provides basic knowledge and advice in creating a safe cricket environment for everyone, recognising signs of abuse, what to do if you have any concerns or if you are approached by anyone with concerns that they may have. This training should take around 30 minutes to complete and is accessible on a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. You can access this training by going to the ECB website - here.  

If anybody has any issues accessing the course, please email elearning@ecb.co.uk.  

*Please note those who have already undertaken safeguarding training in their roles such as Coaches and Safeguarding Officers are not required to complete this course, although individuals may do so if they wish 

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