Club Welfare

  • Welfare

    Committed to a Safe and Progressive Environment

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Clubmark Accredition
Safe, Progressive Environment
We are committed to ensuring that our members, both junior and senior, play their cricket in a safe, organised and progressive environment, and we are proud to have gained ECB Clubmark status. Clubmark accreditation shows that our club provides the right environment, ensureing the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.

ECB Clubmark

Duty of Care and Safeguarding Children
Our club has a duty of care to ensure any child involved in related activities is protected from reasonably foreseeable forms of harm. This means acknowledging that the duty of care exists and putting practical measures in place to minimize the likelihood of foreseeable harm arising.

The Cricket Programme
We are required to provide suitable intra and/or inter club competition. Developing a competition programme is vital for young people as it is one significant reason why many join a club in the first place. Guidance is provided on supervising young players and minimum player to coach ratios. Coaching staff have a key role in establishing an appropriate coaching environment and creating a successful playing programme. We therefore, have to demonstrate that coaches are trained to appropriate levels and that the activities undertaken reflect best practice in the development of young people.

Knowing Your Club and its Community – One Game
One Game is the ECB initiative aimed at widening the appeal of cricket to ensure as many people as possible are welcomed into the game at all levels regardless of age, race, ability, gender, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief. As the guardians of cricket, it is up to each and every one of us to hand our game on in better shape than when we found it. The One Game philosophy applies to everyone at every level, from the playground through to our international teams, from players to volunteers and fans. The aim of this section of ECB Clubmark is to ensure that all clubs are aware of their immediate community.

Club Management
Clubs that are well managed tend to be successful. They have well ordered finances, and keep volunteers and members well informed with good communication – planning for the future, as well as being prepared in the event of any emergencies. If the day to day running of the club is dealt with efficiently, strong links can be formed with external partners, such as sports development agencies and local schools, and positive working relationships developed with the ECB to ensure that good practice is maintained.

As part of our commitment to club welfare Caddington Cricket Club we have a dedicated welfare officer who can be contacted here If you have any queries regarding welfare or the ECB Clubmark accreditation, please fell free to email our welfare officer and he will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.

Guidelines for dealing with an Incident/Accident

The map above shows the route to the local hospital.

  • Stay calm but act swiftly and observe the situation.
  • Is there a risk of further injury?
  • Listen to what the injured person is saying.
  • Alert the qualified First Aider who should take appropriate action for minor injuries.
  • In the event of an injury requiring specialist treatment, call the emergency services – 999.
  • The telephone number for NHS Direct is: 0845 46 47 or see www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
  • Deal with the rest of the group and ensure that they are adequately supervised and safe.
  • Do not move someone with major injuries. Wait for the emergency medics.
  • Contact the injured person’s parent / carer / guardian.
  • Complete an Incident / Accident Report Form.

In the event of a medical issue at club the local surgery can be found at:

  • Caddington Surgery (01582 725673): Manor Road (turn right out of gates, ½ mile, opp garage, by Cricketers pub)