Clubmark & SafeHands Management System
ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs that shows a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means a club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people.
There are currently 21 Clubmark accredited cricket clubs across Oxfordshire.
During 2021 the ECB will continue to reflect on how the Clubmark scheme works and consult with clubs and county boards to ensure the scheme provides a solid base for clubs to grow whilst recognising the time pressures which exist for volunteers within cricket. For Clubmark accredited clubs there will be no full re-accreditation or annual health check to complete in 2021, although all clubs will be asked to evidence they are meeting the required safeguarding standards via the new ECB Safe Hands Management System. Clubs will be required to be compliant on SHMS by 31st July 2021. All Clubmark clubs in Oxfordshire will be supported through the SHMS by the Participation & Growth team. If you require support, guidance or advice then please contact the team via the contact us page.
Clubs who are part way through the Clubmark accreditation journey or are looking to regain accreditation status will hopefully be able to complete the process in place for previous seasons. Because of restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic site visits are currently suspended, but we will announce when this changes.