Safeguarding & Policies
We are delighted to announce that our ECB Clubmark accreditation has been confirmed for 2019-2022. Congratulations to all coaches and volunteers for this achievement and for all that they do to promote cricket locally. Having a network of safe, family friendly and well organised clubs is vital for the future of the game and achieving Clubmark status shows that we are at the forefront of this.
What is Clubmark
Clubmark is the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme for clubs with junior sections. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards. Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of our work to support the sporting infrastructure in England.
OD Cuaco CC gained Clubmark accreditation in September 2009 and became a Focus Club Community Cluster in November 2009. The Focus Club nomination gives us additional responsibilities for encouraging cricket in the local area especially with local schools. As part of this we have built a partnership with Langley Park Boys School to share facilities and provide opportunities for mutual benefit. This partnership will continue to evolve over the coming years.
One of the main commitments with Clubmark is that OD Cuaco cricket club demonstrates that it is a safe place for young people to enjoy cricket. Part of this demonstration is the commitment and adherence to a set of policies designed to make sure that young cricketers are able to develop in a safe and protective environment. The following documents explain our policies in this respect and are on display in the clubhouse throughout the cricket season. We have included downloadable copies below for access anywhere.
OD Cuaco Cricket Club holds records for senior members, junior members and
their parents/guardians, vice preseidents and officials whom receive regular
communication from us by email. The Club has appropriate practices in place for
handling personal data.
Please note the following points:
The Club holds your personal data in a secure database.
Your personal details are never released externally apart from league registrations.
Club officials, captains and coaches addresses, phone numbers & email address are
published in our fixture card and on the website @ www.odcuaco.co.uk so other
members may contact them.
Data is purely for contacting you about Club news.
Your personal details are not used for marketing purposes.
The club will be fully compliant with the new requirements.
Welfare Officer - Jo Colby
OD CUACO Cricket Club and OD CUACO Colts Cricket Club are committed to prioritising the well-being of all children and vulnerable adults, promoting safeguarding in our Club at all times, including all programmes and events we run. We have a number of policies and other statements showing how we run the club, and what we expect of members. In particular, our safeguarding policy strives to minimise risk, deliver a positive cricketing experience for everyone and respond appropriately to all safeguarding concerns/disclosures.
A full list of our clubs policies can be viewed below. Each policy can be accessed by clicking the blue link.