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- Calne Cricket Club – Safeguarding Policy Statement 

- Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests*

- sport England club mark 


“Sport England’s’ accreditation of Calne Cricket Club with the Clubmark proves that, Calne CC is a club that you can send your child to safe in the knowledge they will be well looked after and enjoy their cricket.”


Calne Cricket Club has been accredited for the Sport England Clubmark award and has passed with flying colours! It's a great achievement resulting from much hard work led by Diane Butler. In an interview with the local Media, husband and club chairman, Martin had this to say about the award:

"What it means is we are a child friendly club. With our child protection rules, the kids are in a safe environment. It's taken three years, writing plans out and putting structures into place. It's quite an achievement for a little club like us. I think we are one of the smaller clubs to have it."

The full interview can be read here:


Calne is one a growing number of Cricket Clubs that take the welfare of children at their club incredibly seriously. By taking the time to work towards and achieving Clubmark, Calne has shown its commitment to its junior players and to its wider local community.

The Clubmark logo is recognised by both ECB and Sport England and it tells teachers, parents, community leaders, Local Authorities, funding agencies and all those with a responsibility for the welfare of young children, that Calne Cricket Club is a safe place for children to enjoy playing cricket.

The Clubmark logo proves the club has a:

  • Child Welfare policy
  • Specific personnel trained in Child Welfare issues
  • Comprehensive Insurance cover
  • The capability to administer First Aid where needed
  • Constitution that allows any child to play and get involved

Clubmark sets core and common criteria for sports clubs to meet in the following categories:

  • Child Protection
  • Coaching and competition
  • Sports equity and ethics
  • Club management


Nearly half of all children and young people are members of clubs outside school and it is important that these clubs serve young people well. Now that Calne Cricket Club has been awarded the Clubmark you can be assured of the following:

  • That we will ensure the well-being of young people whilst in the care of adult members of the club, other than legal parent(s)/carer(s).
  • That we will do our utmost to enthuse young people to enjoy sport and active recreation to build a healthy lifestyle.
  • That we will provide the opportunity for young people to use their leisure time creatively.
  • That we will continually developing young people's talents
  • That we will identify and develop the most talented young people for representative sport.


  • We will be better organised and resourced, as a club, and able to further develop.
  • We will be in a position where we can increase membership if necessary to ensure the future of the club whilst increasing the competitive pool from which to draw in the future.
  • We will be networked into local and national sports organisations that can provide further support.
  • We will be promoted in the local community and on a national database.


The development of Calne Cricket Club, based on the Clubmark is a ongoing process. We will be continually improving the club’s development plan to ensure that we provide the right facilities and infrastructure for the club.

Putting things in place
Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests*

All Members and Guests of this Cricket Club will:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of cricket

  • Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief

  • Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed

  • Display high standards of behaviour

  • Promote the positive aspects of cricket,

    for example fair play

  • Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, always respecting the decisions of match officials

  • Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials

  • Recognise good performance not just match results

  • Place the well-being and safety of children above the development of performance

• Ensure activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual

• Respect children’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket

• Not smoke, drink or use banned substances while working with children in the club

• Not provide children with alcohol when they are under the care of the club

• Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any other relevant guidelines issued

• Report any concerns in relation to a child, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB

* Members and guests include all members and officers of the cricket club and all guests of those members and officers, as well as all individuals who watch/attend/participate/ officiate in matches hosted by the club in whatever capacity.

Section 3 – Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests – August 2018

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Putting things in place

In addition to the above, all club officers and appointed volunteers will:

  • Have been appropriately vetted, if required

  • Hold relevant qualifications and be covered

    by appropriate insurance

  • Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private, or unobserved, situations and encourage an open environment) NB This includes the online world – club officers and volunteers are discouraged from online or other electronic communication with children – any such communication should be via parents.

  • Inform players and parents of the requirements of cricket

  • Know and understand the ECB’s “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children”

  • Develop an appropriate working

relationship with young players, based on mutual trust and respect

• Ensure physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the young player’s full consent and approval

• Not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player. This is strictly forbidden, as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms. The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines. These recommend “people in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their care”

• Attend appropriate training to keep up to date with their role, especially with respect to the safeguarding of children

Section 3 – Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests – August 2018


Calne Cricket Club – Safeguarding Policy Statement 

Calne Cricket Club (The Club) is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e. all persons under the age of 18) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience. 

We do this by: 

  1. 1)  Putting things in place 
  2. 2)  Having the Right People in Place 
  3. 3)  What do you do if you have a concern? 
  4. 4)  Cricket Specific Guidance 

1) Putting things in place 

We recognising all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment 

We ensure individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club provide a welcoming, safe, and fun experience for children 

We provide an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about possible suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the Club Safeguarding Officer 

We Adopt and implement the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” 

We ensure all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation 

2) Having the Right People in Place 

Appointing a Club Safeguarding Officer and ensuring they attend training modules required by the ECB, Our Club Safeguarding Officer’s details are below -
Name – Diane Butler 
Email address –

Phone Number – 07500119550



Club Safeguarding Role 

As the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the club - As a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members. 

As the main point of contact within the club for the ECB County Safeguarding Officer and the ECB Safeguarding Team. 

As the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding. Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding concerns. 

3) What do you do if you have a concern? 

We ensure all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately. 

We ensure access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters, is restricted to those who need to know, in order to safeguard children – including the Club Safeguarding Officer and the appropriate external authorities, such as the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), as specified within ECB child safeguarding procedures. 

4) Cricket Specific Advice 

We ensure all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and can adhere to, good practice and Code of Conduct guidelines defined by the ECB, and the club. 

We ensure all people who work in cricket at, or for, our club (such as staff, officials, volunteers, team managers, coaches and so on) understand how the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them