Young Leaders in Cricket – Safeguarding Policy Statement

Young Leaders in Cricket (YLiC) is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e. all persons under the age of 18) participating in the programme have a safe and positive experience.

We do this by:

1) Putting things in place

2) Having the right people in place

3) Knowing what do you do if you have a concern?

4) Cricket Specific Guidance

1. Putting things in place

We recognise all children participating in the Young Leaders programme (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 Young Leaders in Cricket 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 can voice any concerns (about possible suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the Safeguarding Officer.

All County Boards providing Tutors/coaches for the programme have confirmed all relevant checks have been completed before the tutor/coach is appointed to deliver a module.

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, Young Leaders in Cricket are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation.

2. Having the Right People in Place

Each County has a specific Safeguarding Officer.

By appointing a Young Leaders in Cricket Safeguarding Officer and ensuring they attend training modules required by the ECB.

The YLiC Safeguarding Officer’s details are below –

Name – Lynne Hayward

Email address –

Phone Number – 07709 187330

YLiC Safeguarding Role

To be first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the programme.

To be the main point of contact within Young Leaders in Cricket for the ECB County Safeguarding Officer and the ECB Safeguarding Team.

To be the main point of contact within Young Leaders in Cricket 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.

This may include the Young Leaders 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 for Young Leaders in Cricket 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 programme.

We ensure all people who work for Young Leaders in Cricket (such as staff, officials, volunteers, coaches and so on) understand how the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them.

Further information can be found on our website

Date Completed – 19/05/2023

Completed by – Lynne Hayward