Sutton-in-Craven Cricket Club is one a growing number of Cricket Clubs that take the welfare of children at their club incredibly seriously. By taking the time to work towards and achieving Clubmark. Sutton-in-Craven Cricket Club has shown its commitment to its junior players and to its wider local community.
The Clubmark logo is recognised by both ECB and Sport England and it tells teachers, parents, community leaders, Local Authorities, funding agencies and all those with a responsibility for the welfare of young children that Sutton-in-Craven Cricket Club is a safe place for children to enjoy playing cricket.
The Clubmark logo proves the club has a:
Child Welfare policy
Specific personnel trained in Child Welfare issues
Comprehensive Insurance cover
The capability to deal administer First Aid where needed
Constitution that allows any child to play and get involved
More importantly it proves that Sutton-in-Craven Cricket Club is a club that you can send your child safe in the knowledge they will be well looked after and enjoy their cricket.
The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme 'Clubmark' to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure.
Cricket clubs can play a key role in the successful delivery of Building Partnerships – cricket's strategic plan for 2006-2009 - by supporting the delivery and implementation of the following programmes:
Affiliated Club and League services
A Chance to shine programme
The ECB Clubmark and community cricket clubs play a central role in all of these programmes and Clubmark will provide the standards that clubs involved in these programmes will aspire to.
In addition, it is expected that clubs who achieve the ECB Clubmark will be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and commitment to club cricket in England and Wales.
By registering to work towards ECB Clubmark, clubs join a growing number of cricket clubs across England and Wales that are prioritising junior development, creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
County Cricket Development Managers can help clubs through the process of achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
ECB Clubmark gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes are:
Duty of Care and Safeguarding Children
The Cricket Programme
Sports Equity and Ethics
For more information see www.ecb.co.uk/clubmark