A Welfare Officer in place is beneficial in a number of ways:
- Support to the league committee when dealing with disciplinary and welfare issues
- Direct line of communication to the County Welfare Officer about concerns
- Clubs may report their welfare concerns to a league so having a Welfare Officer will enable the league to effectively deal with concerns appropriately.
- Ability to model best practice to the clubs in your league
In order for a Welfare Officer to be deemed ‘fully trained’ they need to:
- Complete an ECB DBS check (Paul can provide the forms)
- Generic Safeguarding training – this is usually via attendance at a Sports Coach UK workshop although we do consider other certificates where people have attended the training through other routes. Workshops can be identified via:
- ECB Safe Hands Training – Surrey Cricket Foundation 2016 courses are linked here.
If you have any concerns Paul is contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07802 712702
Paul holds current certifications as follows:
- First Aid
- Safe Hands for Welfare Officers
- Enhanced DBS* (CRC*) – Cricket and Football
*Disclosure and Barring Service / Criminal Record Check
Paul Griffiths is also Welfare officer for two Cricket Clubs – Tadworth and Outwood.
Surrey County Welfare Officer:
Alternatively you can also contact our County Welfare Officer – Heidi Langrish on email@example.com or 07786 399277
ECB Safeguarding Team:
Page last updated 3 March 2016 – PG