ECB-Safe-HandsSurrey Downs League Welfare Officer – Paul Griffiths

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:

  1. Complete an ECB DBS check (Paul can provide the forms)
  2. 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:
    1. Active Surrey
    2. Sports Coach Workshop Finder
  3. ECB Safe Hands Training – Surrey Cricket Foundation 2016 courses are linked here.

If you have any concerns Paul is contactable on welfare@paulgriffiths.info or 07802 712702

Paul holds current certifications as follows:

  • First Aid
  • Safeguarding
  • 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.

more info:-

  • www.paulgriffiths.info

Surrey County Welfare Officer:

Alternatively you can also contact our County Welfare Officer – Heidi Langrish on cwo@surreycricket.com or 07786 399277

ECB Safeguarding Team:

Page last reviewed and updated 4 November 2018