A SAFE AND INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL
Somerset County Cricket Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults, from any background, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep vulnerable people safe.
We encourage a warm, open, welcoming, inclusive environment where everyone should feel safe to express any concerns. We have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across all that we do.
We ensure our safeguarding culture promotes and encourages best practice which reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with regulatory requirements. As a minimum, we adopt the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children”.
The Club’s Board Safeguarding Lead is Rowena Sellens
The Club’s Safeguarding Lead is Jaie Goddard
Tel: 07776 532433
“Here at Somerset we are dedicated to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of everyone who participates in cricket with us. Protecting children and adults at risk is a legal requirement and a moral obligation, but we go further than that – we want to do it, and do it well. With the commitment from our leaders and colleagues, we strive to exceed our objectives in this important area, to take action when necessary and create the best environment for people to recognise and report any concerns they may have. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep vulnerable people safe.” Jaie Goddard
The Club’s Deputy Safeguarding Officer is Sarah Trunks
We also have a designated safeguarding email address where you can direct any concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Report a concern
If you have any concerns about a child or adult at risk or the behaviour of an adult towards either of these, you should share these immediately.
It is natural to feel a little anxious about reporting a safeguarding concern, but remember, it is not your responsibility to decide if abuse or neglect has taken place, but you do have a duty of care to share any concerns you have.
All allegations and reports are taken seriously. We will contact you, confirm details and outline next steps, keeping you as up to date as possible with developments.
....it is everyone’s responsibility to keep children and adults at risk safe. If you have a concern, you have a duty to let someone know. It is not your place to decide if harm is happening but it is your responsibility to report it. Please help us to keep everyone safe in cricket