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Child Protection Policy and Procedures

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

Cricket Scotland has a long-standing commitment to safeguarding the children involved in our sport. We take a proactive approach and are keen to continually improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and those working with them in our sport.

This policy is intended to provide guidance and support to those staff and volunteers working with children and young people in cricket at national level. It should be read in conjunction with other relevant Cricket Scotland Policies:

    • Performance Management
    • Disciplinary
    • Appeals
    • General Recruitment
    • Volunteer recruitment and retention

It sets out the minimum standards and normal procedures that can be expected by children and parents/carers participating in cricket. Our policies and procedures are reviewed (and adapted where necessary) on an annual basis, or as and when required by the Cricket Scotland Child Protection Group.

Please note that the policies and procedures contained in this document are those that are applied by Cricket Scotland at national level. Whilst member clubs are encouraged to use this document as a model of recommended good practice within cricket, it should be noted that at club level specific procedures should be drawn up where necessary.

CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER CRICKET SCOTLAND

Child Protection Officer:

Colin McDougall

Cricket Scotland

Tel: 0131 313 7424

Mobile: 07768 716468

Email: childprotection@cricketscotland.com

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Administrator:

Ramsay Allan

Cricket Scotland

Tel: 0131 313 7420

Email: ramsayallan@cricketscotland.com

Key Documents

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a child, take whatever action is required to ensure his/her safety and contact the police immediately. No member of Cricket Scotland shall investigate allegations of abuse or decide whether a child has been abused.