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LIST OF PHONE NUMBERS TO REPORT SAFEGUARDING ISSUES

Emergency 999

Non Emergency 101

Police Child Abuse investigation Team 0117 9454320

Avon and Somerset Police 01275 818340

SBCC CWO Sarah Steer 07875 356878 (sarah.steer6@virginmedia.com)

County Welfare Officer Tom Boore 01452 700228 / 07918723800

NSPCC 24 hour Helpline 0800 800 5000

First Response Bristol 0117 9036444
(This is the number for reporting concerns about a child to Bristol Social Services in office hours)

Emergency Duty Team 01454 615165
(This is the number for report concerns about a child to Bristol Social Services out of hours)

The “Safe Hands” Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy Statement

Stoke Bishop Cricket Club (The Club) is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e. all persons under the age of 18) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.We will do this by: 

  • Recognising all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment.

  • Ensuring individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club provide a welcoming, safe and fun experience for children.

  • Adopting and implementing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) "Safe Hands- Cricket's policy for safeguarding children".

  • Appointing a Club Welfare Officer and ensuring they attend training modules required by the ECB

  • Ensuring all people who work in cricket at, or for, our club (such as volunteers, team managers, coaches and so on)understand how the 'Safe Hands Policy" applies to them.

  • Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and regulations

  • Ensuring the name and contact details of the Club Welfare Officer are available. As the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers within the club. As a local source of procedural advice for the club, it's committee and members. As the main point of contact within the club for the ECB County Welfare Officer and Safeguarding Team. As the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with safeguarding.Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding concerns.

  • Providing an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues.This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about possible suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the Club Welfare Officer.

  • Details of the County Welfare Officer will be made available, in case the Club Welfare Officer is unavailable, or the concern relates to the Club Welfare Officer.

  • Ensuring all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately.

  • Ensuring access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters is restricted to those who need to know in order to safeguard children - including the Club Welfare Officer and the appropriate external authorities, such as the LocalAuthority Designated Officer (LADO) , as specified within ECB child safeguarding procedures.