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Hadleigh & Thundersley Cricket Club is a social, family-friendly cricket club and we are committed to ensuring all children and young people participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience. We have been accredited under the Clubmark scheme run by the England & Wales Cricket Board.
ECB Clubmark accreditation shows that a cricket club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means a club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people. This is something we are committed to maintaining, as part of our focus on youth development.
Our Club Welfare Officers
Our Club Welfare Officers are the main point of contact where there are any safeguarding or welfare concerns about a club member.
You can also email using Hadleigh.ThundersleyCC@gmail.com marked in the subject line as “Private – FAO Club Welfare Officers”. Club Welfare Officers are trained by the Essex County Cricket Welfare Officer to respond to safeguarding concerns, and can also draw upon support from Southend Local Authority Designated Officer where appropriate.
Governing Documents & Club Policies
Below are the several of the documents and policies endorsed by our Management Committee and membership which contribute to our Clubmark accreditation:
- Our Constitution – these are the rules which govern how our club operates, ensuring that our members can decide how the club is run
- Safeguarding Policy Statement – we follow ECB best practice in our commitments to the safeguarding of young cricketers
- Data Protection Policy/Privacy Notice – we take data protection seriously
- Youth Behaviour Standards – building on our central code of conduct, we explain what this means for youth cricketers
- Expectations of Club Officials and Volunteers – we expect high standards of behaviour from our volunteers and officials and maintain regular DBS checks
- Anti-Bullying Policy – bullying can be a major problem for young people, and we will not tolerate this behaviour at our club
- Inclusion & Diversity Policy– cricketers and club members should be treated fairly and with respect, no matter what their protected characteristics
- Disciplinary Policy and Practice – this builds on our disciplinary rules outlined in our club Constitution
- Disciplinary Policies Concerning Youth Players – our disciplinary processes are adapted where young players are involved
- Transport and Collection Policy – this sets our club’s guidelines on the responsibilities of parents and others towards youth players’ transportation for cricket events
- Changing and Showering Policy - this sets out the best practice for the benefit of club volunteers and parents regarding youth players
- Photography, Filming and Social Media Broadcast Policy – as part of general safeguarding good practice in a club, guidelines on these areas are necessary
- ECB Helmet Policy, Fielding Regulations and Fast Bowling Directives – this is binding on all clubs, and the document summarises these ECB policies
- Youth Players in Open Age Cricket Policy – we encourage the development of youth players and their introduction to open age cricket in a safe and supportive way
- Accident Procedures Guidelines – where an accident does happen, we have general guidance on how to respond to this
- Incident/Accident Report Form – any incidents or accidents should be recorded with this reporting form for club records
- Missing Child Policy – while this has never been required, we follow ECB best practice guidelines and make these easily accessible as a further safeguard