Coach Welfare Courses
It is a regulation that all coaches must hold evidence of the following documents:
- current ECB CRB disclosure (all CRBs are valid for three years from the date of issue)
- current First Aid qualification (valid from three years from the date of issue)
- current Sports Coach UK version of Safeguarding and Protecting Children
These courses will be run in conjuction will UKCC1 courses during the winter period to enable candidates to be able to complete their qualifications. However as these welfare courses have only a three year life, current coaches will also be expected to renew their qualifications throughout the year as well.
The remaining bolt on courses to be run during the Spring of 2013 are:
25th March 2013 @ Stanley Park Sports Ground, Chippenham 6pm to 9pm
10th April 2013 @ Winsley CC 6pm to 9pm
17th April 2013 @ Wootton Bassett CC 6pm to 9pm
2nd May 2013 @ Burbage & Easton Royal CC 6pm to 9pm
SportsCoachUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children
All courses are currently full
The details of the current welfare courses are found in the Wiltshire Cricket Bolt On Courses Programme Pack
Club Welfare Officers Courses
A club must nominate a Club Welfare Officer who will advise and ensure that Safeguarding is being adhered to in the Club.
- the Club Welfare Officer must attend a ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ workshop accredited by Sportscoach UK (3 hours).
- the Club Welfare Officer must have a Vetting Check.
- the Club Welfare Officer must attend the ECB Safe Hands Workshop advising on the role, requirements and responsibilities of child safeguarding in Clubs.
“Safe Hands” is the required workshop for all Welfare Officers and seeks to ensure that each club is aware of the role of the Welfare Officer within the framework of the child protection. The course will cover core legislation and government guidance, as well as giving you the opportunity to talk to other Welfare Officers from across the county to share experience and good practice.
Every Club Welfare Officer must have attended this course. Following its introduction in Spring 2011, 57 candidates have attended the course. However to ensure that all Welfare Officers are up to date with current practice, it is important that your club checks to ensure that they have been represented at the workshop.
The ECB has produced Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children as part of its commitment to ensuring that the game provides a safe, friendly and enjoyable experience for children.
The Policy provides the sport with the tools to ensure that the whole game takes up the challenge of continuously improving the participation conditions for children. Safe Hands greatly enhances the value of existing activities and practices throughout ECB's extensive club and schools network and ensures that the many thousands of coaches and volunteers integral to the game are supported.
The Policy is backed up by a comprehensive training and education programme, a structured implementation plan and a sensitive process to respond to concerns.
The Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children has been developed to provide a comprehensive and complete guide to all those who participate in Cricket
Wiltshire Cricket's Safe Hands course for 2013 will be held on 20th February at Stanley Park Sports Ground, Chippenham. For further details and an application form, please use this CWO application pack.