Does the mention of DBS checks put your head in a spin?
Your guide to DBS checks
Staffordshire Cricket and the England and Wales Cricket Board are firmly committed to providing an environment that is safe and welcoming for children to enjoy the game.
As part of each clubs commitment to safeguarding, you are asked to allocate a named club welfare officer which must have the following three qualifications in place:-
- An ECB DBS check (no other DBS check is suficient)
- ECB Safe Hands Course. Please click here for our current course
- Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course
If your club would like to find a relevant course for your welfare officer then please contact us and we will arrange this for you. Please email
Creating a culture where their views are asked for, as well as being able to offer their own opinions, helps develop an environment where children feel able to share concerns and everyone can challenge poor practice or behaviour.
If you have any concerns about a child or the behaviour of an adult you should share these immediately. ECB encourage anyone with any concerns to contact us. You can do this by calling 020 7432 1200 and asking for a member of the safeguarding team or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please contact the NSPCC.
If a child is at immediate risk do not hesitate to call the Police or local services.
Take a look at the links below to find more information on safeguarding and protecting children:-