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.

Welfare Officers

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 sufficient)

- ECB Safe Hands 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


Welfare Issues

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.

County Welfare Officer

As a county cricket board we have a welfare officer and her details can be found below. Leisa is on hand to offer support and guidance with regard to any welfare issues. If you are unable to get in touch with Leisa and your concern is urgent or an emergency then contact the police or local social services.

Leisa Wyllie

County Welfare Officer


07852 229361


The 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 safeguarding@ecb.co.uk. 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:-

  • The ‘Safe Hands’ policy and procedures in cricket
  • See cricket’s policy for safeguarding children.
  • Safeguarding resources for all aspects across the cricket game
  • Read the safeguarding policies, procedures, guidance documents and template forms for use in your cricket club and in other settings.
  • DBS checks and ECB vetting in cricket
  • Visit the DBS Checks and ECB vetting section which is essential for roles in cricket working with children.
  • Welfare officers - Find information about why you need a welfare officer and what the role involves.



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