At Oxfordshire Cricket, we take the welfare of our players, coaches, staff and volunteers extremely seriously. We are firmly committed to continuing to provide an environment that is safe, welcoming and friendly for everyone to enjoy the game of cricket.
The County has a Safeguarding Officer, Lesley Pykett whose job it is to provide safeguarding leadership and management across all sectors and at all levels within Oxfordshire Cricket to deliver our safeguarding strategies, training, policies, procedures and organisational aims. The key purpose of her role is to promote and protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults at risk and create a safe environment for people to play cricket in our county.
Should you have a safeguarding or welfare issue that you would like advice on, require a DBS or you need to report any concerns, please contact Lesley directly:
In the event of Lesley’s absence and immediate support is required, please contact Margaret Stevens, Safeguarding Director at email@example.com or if unavailable by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have immediate concerns about the safety or wellbeing of any individual, please contact the Emergency Services 999, Social Services 01522 782111 or the NSPCC child protection helpline on 0808 800 5000
To support Lesley within the cricket community, each club across the county has its own Club Safeguarding Officer who is nominated by the club, has a valid ECB DBS certificate and has attended the following training courses: –
- Safeguarding Young Cricketers – ECB online course, link arranged by Lesley
2. Safe Hands Workshop (or the refresher) arranged through Oxfordshire Cricket
Please contact Lesley directly to arrange the above training.
Lesley is the first point of contact for all clubs, but if you have any queries which you feel cannot be dealt with locally, please contact the ECB’s Child Protection Team on 020 7432 1200 or email email@example.com
Documents to Support your Club – To download the ECB’s Safe Hands child protection policy and other guidance documents for your club please click here or visit our policies page for Oxfordshire Cricket documents.
If it is an emergency or you think a child is in danger, call the police immediately.