Club Safeguarding Officers are vital members of the club and key to making an environment safe, welcoming and friendly for children to enjoy the game of cricket.

Why do clubs need a Club Safeguarding Officer?

Whilst everyone is responsible for safeguarding, the Club Safeguarding Officer will make sure the policies and procedures are in place (please see below), and that everyone who should be vetted to work with children, is vetted by the ECB.

They are the person that others come to if they have concerns, and having attended specific training, will know what to do in order to assist, or who to ask for further help.

Hythe and Dibden Cricket Club is committed to continuing to provide an environment where children are welcomed, feel safe and have their views and feelings taken into consideration.

However, there may be a number of reasons why you need to speak to our Safeguarding Officer. This may be in response to:

  • Something you have seen
  • Something a child has said
  • Signs or suspicions of abuse
  • Allegations made against a coach or volunteer
  • Allegations made about a parent, carer or someone not working within cricket
  • Bullying
  • A breach of code of conduct/poor practice
  • Observation of inappropriate behaviour

Hythe and Dibden Cricket Club Safeguarding Officer is Dawn Bowman and can be contacted at or 07867556104

Key Documents:

  1. CM 01 Where to take an injured person.pdf
  2. CM 02 Incident or Concern Reporting Form for Safeguarding.pdf
  3. CM 03 Code of Conduct for Parents, Guardians, Spectators.pdf
  4. CM 04 changing and showering policy.docx.pdf
  5. CM 05 Social Media and Communication Policy.pdf
  6. CM 06 Transport to matches and practices policy.pdf
  7. CM 07 Junior Code of Conduct.pdf
  8. CM 08 Anti Bullying Policy.pdf
  9. CM 09 Missing Children Policy.pdf
  10. CM 10 Photography Policy.pdf
  11. CM 11 Safeguarding Policy.pdf
  12. CM 12 Sun Screen.pdf
  13. CM 13 ECB Fielding Regulations.pdf
  14. CM 14 Equality Policy.pdf
  15. CM 15 Guidance on the Wearing of Cricket Helmets by Young Players.pdf
  16. CM 16 Guidelines for dealing with incident or accident.
  17. CM 17 Junior Cricketers playing in Adult Matches.pdf
  18. CM 18 Child Protection Policy.pdf
  19. CM 19 Whistle Blowing Policy.pdf
  20. CM 20 Useful Safeguarding Contacts .pdf
  21. CM 21 Information pack for Managers, Coaches and Captains 2022.docx.pdf
  22. CM 24 Social Media Guidance.pdf
  23. CM 25 Hythe & Dibden Cricket Club Welfare Training.pdf
  24. CM 26 Players code of conduct.pdf
  25. CM 27 Transgender Policy.pdf
  26. All Stars Code Of Conduct.pdf