At St Peter's Cricket Club it is important to us that all of our members are looked after and treated equally. A lot of work goes in behind the scenes by the committee members, coaches and parents to make sure there is a safe environment for everyone to enjoy their cricket, whether that be through gaining accreditations from governing bodies, paying for members to go through coaching courses and checks to make sure they are fit and proper to be supervising groups of children. If you ever have any questions or issues then please feel free to contact any committee member (see Officials tab) of your Club Welfare Office introduced on this page.
Andy Morrish is the Club Welfare Officer for St Peter's Cricket Club and is the “first point of contact” for everyone within the club and the ECB for child safeguarding matters, and secondly, to ensure the club is adopting, and implementing, the various safeguarding activities necessary for it to demonstrate its duty of care for children.
As a valued accreditation standard used in over 50 different sports, Clubmark is recognition by the ECB that the club is being well run, showing a commitment not just junior cricket, but also to coaching and raising the standards and development of the game in the community.
Successful ECB Clubmark re-accreditation allows access to key funding programmes. Many funding bodies, including the ECB, require applicants to be ECB Clubmark accredited to apply for financial aid. By achieving reaccreditation the club hopes to continue in its development, applying for such funding for a number of exciting projects for 2016 and beyond.
During the summer the club was assessed through a number of site visits by Matt Parsons, Cricket Development Officer at Sussex County Cricket Club.
Parsons observed that “St. Peter's Cricket Club continues to provide both an excellent environment and well run club, promoting both equality and enjoyment in equal measures, to ensure all existing members are provided with a competitive and successful environment in which to enjoy playing the game”.
ECB : Safe Hands - Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children
Safe Hands - Section 1(52k) (updated for 2013-2014)
Safe Hands - Section 2(483k) (updated for 2013-2014)
Safe Hands - Section 3 (419k) (updated for 2013-2014)