Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy and Procedures


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 Wellbeing and  Protection Group.

Please note that the policies and procedures contained in this document are those that are applied by Cricket Scotland at national level. For specific guidance in relation to clubs, please follow the link to the Generic Club Child Wellbeing and Protection: Generic Club Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy


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 on 999. No member of Cricket Scotland shall investigate allegations of abuse or decide whether a child has been abused.

Child Wellbeing & Protection Officer:
Colin McDougall
Cricket Scotland
Mobile: 07768 716468

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Administrator:

Jill Simpson
Cricket Scotland
Mobile: 07889 594 248


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