Dear Parent / Carer
Torquay Cricket Club welcomes you and your children to the club. We hope that your child(ren) will enjoy themselves, enjoy being a club member, have fun at All Stars Cricket, or cricket coaching, training, and matches, as well as the social interactions available at the club.
The aim of this letter is to provide information that may be helpful to you as new members. Please do ask me – the Club Safeguarding Officer – or any committee member or coach if you have other questions not answered in this letter.
The club is run by a number of volunteers. We welcome offers of help from all members, and hope that as you feel part of the club you will feel able to get involved.
The main contacts you may see around the club are:-
Club Chairman - Ian Baker
Club Secretary - Vanessa Western
Club Safeguarding Officer - Penny Bailey
Juniors/Colts Manager - Ben Passenger
We are a Clubmark club and we adhere to the ‘Safe Hands’ Policy for Safeguarding Children in Cricket. All of the adults at the club who work with children and meet the necessary criteria are checked and vetted by the ECB.
Whilst we hope your child will be happy and content at the club, we understand that sometimes questions, concerns or difficulties may arise. Please feel able to raise these as soon as possible, so we can rectify things at the earliest opportunity. If you have a question regarding coaching, please approach the coach in the first instance. However, please do not interrupt coaching sessions, especially nets practice, as this may distract the coach when he or she needs to be supervising the children. Our coaches will be happy to speak to you before or after training or at another convenient time.
If you have any concern about your child or another child, or about the behaviour of any adult at the club, please speak to me, the Club Safeguarding Officer – you can contact me on 07711 350132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Safe hands’, ECB’s Policy for safeguarding Children in cricket, is available to view online at https://www.ecb.co.uk/safeguarding or a copy is available at the club.
*Please note the club cannot accept responsibility for getting your child to away matches.
The Club is always looking for parental help – please do consider helping out if you can.
Finally, all members are reminded of the club’s code of conduct for members and guests, available on the website and posted on the club notice board.
We do hope that you and your child (ren) enjoy being part of the Torquay Cricket Club, and if you have any concerns, at any time, do please let me know.
Club Safeguarding Officer
Mobile 07711 350132