Sport England have withdrawn the generic Clubmark Scheme and will no longer act as a licence holder for NGBs including the England and Wales Cricket Board.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.
In 2021, existing Clubmark clubs were enrolled onto the Safe Hands Management System (SHMS) and tasked with demonstrating compliance against minimum safeguarding standards. This included having at least one fully qualified Club Safeguarding Officer and ensuring DBS checks were carried out for volunteers working with children. For more information on SHMS please visit the CCB Safeguarding page.
The formal Clubmark accreditation scheme will be re-introduced in 2022, with full details to follow. Cheshire Cricket Board will provide full training and support for all affiliated clubs, including those who wish to achieve Clubmark for the first time. Any new clubs can register their interest in the scheme here.
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