It is important that all Club Welfare Officers keep their Safe Hands training up to date. In view of current COVID 19 restrictions it is highly unlikely that there will be a return to face to face training in the near future.
ECB are still delivering on-line webinar training for welfare officers and details of how to apply to attend a webinar are shown below.
A Club Welfare Officer, plays a vital role in keeping children and young people in cricket safe. As you will be aware, due to the Covid-19 crisis, many courses have been cancelled and we are aware that this has left many of you unable to keep your qualifications up-to-date.
Under normal circumstances, Club Welfare Officers are required to complete both a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course and a Safe Hands course every three years, however it is not possible to undertake these face-to-face courses at this time.
In the circumstances, Club Welfare Officers are being invited to attend a Safe Hands webinar in place of a Safe Hands face-to-face course and the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers course, in place of Safeguarding and Protecting Children.
Safeguarding Young Cricketers
This is a free online course, which takes approximately one hour to complete, and you can save your progress at any time.
Please complete this online course if you have not completed the Safeguarding and Protecting Children course in the last three years.
You will receive an email with joining instructions approx. 24 hours after you have booked your place on the Safe Hands webinar.
If you have already completed the Safeguarding Young Cricketers online course in the last three years, there is no need to repeat the course.
Safe Hands Webinar
An online Safe Hands webinar in place of the face-to-face course has been arranged.
All the webinars available are suitable for both refreshing and new Club Welfare Officers.
Please register using your full name, as it appears on your DBS certificate and ensure you register using an email address that is unique to you.
When you have booked your place, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a separate email with a link to the Safeguarding Young Cricketers course – this may take up to 24 hours to arrive.
There are limited spaces available on the webinars, but more dates and times will be announced on a rolling basis so please do keep checking back.
Take advantage of this on-line course to update your skills.