This Cricket Ireland Child Safeguarding Manual is designed to be a source of policy statements relating to safeguarding and a practical guide and reference document for cricket clubs and all those involved in cricket.
This manual will assist the Club Welfare Officers, as they guide their club committee to plan, prioritise and implement the various safeguarding activities necessary to ensure children and young people enjoy cricket in a safe environment, and staff/volunteers within cricket are aware of their responsibilities. This manual, and the information contained within it, is meant to be openly accessible and used by all within cricket including parents, coaches, officials and other volunteers. However implementation of the guidance contained in this document remains the responsibility of the whole club committee to oversee.
This manual takes into account relevant legislation and statutory guidance at the time of publication, but it does not intend to make the reader an expert on the legal framework, or the subject of safeguarding. Instead it offers practical guidance for those involved in providing cricket activities for children, aiming to increase general awareness of both mandatory requirements and good practice.
The Cricket Ireland Child Safeguarding Manual operates on both a national and local level, and is written to be applicable to all levels of the game across all areas of the country. It is a mandatory requirement for every club affiliated to Cricket Ireland to adopt the manual and its policies.
Cricket Ireland is current seeking to recruit two voluntary Governing Body Welfare Officer positions, details of which are attached CLICK HERE. In the interim, for any enquiries relating to Child Safeguarding matters, please contact Simon Dyke, CI Cricket Operations Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org – all enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence.