Sport England have withdrawn the generic Clubmark Scheme and will no longer act as a licence holder for NGBs including the England and Wales Cricket Board. The removal of the Sport England licence has enabled ECB to reflect on the merits of the current scheme and to enter a period of consultation with clubs and counties with a view to updating and improving the process for 2022.
As such there will be no reaccreditation or annual health checks in 2021, although clubs will still be required to meet minimum safeguarding standards by demonstrating compliance with ECB’s Safe Hands Management System (SHMS). This includes having at least one fully qualified Club Safeguarding Officer and ensuring all officials (working in roles of responsibility with children) have an ECB DBS. For more information on SHMS please visit the CCB Safeguarding page.
If any of your volunteers need to take a coaching or first aid qualification, details of upcoming courses can be found here. Details of how to access the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers qualification can be found on our Coaches page. To obtain an ECB DBS or access bespoke training for Club Safeguarding Officers, visit the CCB Safeguarding page