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Club Welfare Officer Courses Jan 2021

Club Welfare Officer Courses Jan 2021

Dear Club Welfare Officer

As a Club Welfare Officer, you play a vital role in keeping children and young people in cricket safe. As you will be aware, due to the Covid-19 crisis, many courses have been cancelled and we are aware that this has left many of you unable to keep your qualifications up-to-date.

Under normal circumstances, Club Welfare Officers are required to complete both a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course and a Safe Hands course every three years, however it is not possible to undertake these face-to-face courses at this time. In the circumstances, we are inviting you to attend a Safe Hands webinar in place of a Safe Hands face-to-face course and the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers course, in place of Safeguarding and Protecting Children.

Safeguarding Young Cricketers

This is a free online course, which takes approximately one hour to complete, and you can save your progress at any time. Please complete this online course if you have not completed the Safeguarding and Protecting Children course in the last three years. You will receive an email with joining instructions approx. 24 hours after you have booked your place on the Safe Hands webinar. If you have already completed the Safeguarding Young Cricketers online course in the last three years, there is no need to repeat the course.

Until end of March 2021, Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SGPC) can be done online via a SYC course , via this link .

Safe Hands Webinar

We have created an online Safe Hands webinar in place of the face-to-face course. Please click on the link below to book a place on the webinar.

All the webinars available are suitable for both refreshing and new Club Welfare Officers.

Please register using your full name, as it appears on your DBS certificate and ensure you register using an email address that is unique to you.

Next Steps

When you have booked your place, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a separate email with a link to the Safeguarding Young Cricketers course – this may take up to 24 hours to arrive.

There are limited spaces available on the webinars so we recommend booking ASAP.

We look forward to meeting you on one of the upcoming webinars soon.

For more information contact Mike as below.

Mike Buckley

Lancashire Cricket Welfare Officer

Tel : 07710421231