Child Protection Policy

Child Protection Policy

As an ECB Affiliated Club and in accordance with the ECB’s Welfare of Young People Policy, Boxted Cricket Club is committed to ensuring that all Young People who play cricket have a safe and positive experience.

The Club is further committed to adhering to the following principles:


 1) All Young People within Cricket, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability, have the right to be protected.

 2) All Young People participating in sport and in particular Cricket have a right to do so in a safe environment.

 3) Adults working within Cricket will provide a safe, positive and fun Cricketing experience for Young People.

4) Adults, Volunteers, Coaches, Team Captains, Umpires and Scorers will understand and be supported in their role and responsibility with regard to the Duty of Care for Young People.

 5) Individuals will receive support from the Club through access to appropriate and officially recognised Education and Training courses, to be aware of and understand best practice and how to manage any welfare issues which may come to light.

 6) All suspicions and allegations of Child Abuse will be taken seriously, managed and dealt with swiftly and appropriately.

 7) The Club recognizes the responsibility of the statutory agencies and is committed to complying with the Local Area Child Protection Procedures

 8) It is the responsibility of the child protection experts to determine whether or not abuse has taken place, but it is the responsibility of all those working within Cricket to report any concerns.