Middlesex Cricket acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults at risk and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities and legislation*, government guidance, complies with best practice and supports the England & Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) requirements as documented in the games’ policy for safeguarding - Safe Hands.
*The Care Act 2014 (England) and the Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014 (Wales)
Middlesex Cricket is committed to ensuring that all children, young people, and vulnerable adults at risk, within cricket, regardless of age, ability, gender, gender expression, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background have the right to enjoy the game in an environment safe from abuse and harm of any kind.
This policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children, young people and vulnerable adults at risk are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children and vulnerable adults at risk;
Middlesex Cricket acknowledges that some children, including disabled children & young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.
The welfare of all children is paramount, with the welfare of these groups being the priority when considering procedures.The Children’s Acts 1989 & 2004 define children as anyone under the age of 18 years old.
As part of our safeguarding policy Middlesex Cricket will:
This policy and related procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved within Middlesex Cricket. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal or exclusion from the organisation.
The policy will be reviewed annually or in the following circumstances:
To raise concerns, report or communicate with Middlesex Cricket regarding safeguarding matters, please email [email protected]. You may do this anonymously if you wish. Alternatively, you can report directly to the ECB at [email protected].
Timely reporting is crucial.
If someone is at imminent or immediate risk, you must call the Police by dialling 999 or Local Social Services – following which please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead for local advice and support. For further information:
Last Reviewed: 17/05/2023
Next review: November 2023
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