Bexley District Cricket (BDC) follows very strict child protection good practice guidelines. We also take very seriously our responsibility to respect the right of privacy for all our registered users.
- BDC only employs England and Wales Cricket Board Qualified Coaches* who are required to complete an England and Wales Cricket Board Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. In addition all qualified coaches are required to attend two three hour good practice courses Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding and Protecting Children. These need to be updated every three years. Also coaches are requested to join the England and Wales Coaches Association which acts as a source of up to the minute good practice guidance in all aspects of coaching.
*There are occasions such as supported coaching practice and work experience when people aged 14 years and over assist with sessions. These individuals; as they are working towards coach competence or are attending sessions to gain life experience may not be able to fully complete all of the requirements for a qualified coach status, however they will be fully supervised at all times.
- Part of our good practice procedures is to ensure that all sessions othat operate outside the school environment are conducted by the minimum of two coaches/coach and assistant. In addition to this our coaches will never coach players on a one to one basis without a consenting adult known to the player and family concerned.
- It is the responsibility of the registered adult to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made to collect / organise the return home of those attending activities who are under 16. If, due to circumstances beyond your control, those in your charge are not collected at the stated finish time of the activity then BDC will make arrangements for a responsible person over 16 years of age (and where possible persons) to remain with the individual until collection or other arrangements are made. However it may mean that the player is therefore alone with a responsible person over 16 for the period of time from activity finish to collection. It is good practice for us to then attempt to contact the registered adult to explain this situation but it must be understood this may not always be possible and that the responsible person over 16 will follow child protection good practice guidelines and common sense to deal with the situation.
- Situations may arise where players under 16 years of age are transported by BDC representatives. In this event permission (if at all possible) will be gained from the registered adult prior to this occurrence. Where at all possible Bexley District and it representatives will not transport a person under the age of 16 alone with a driver. However in situations where this makes common sense where at all possible the registered adult will be made aware of this arrangement.
- To protect young players all those under the age of sixteen registered with BDC are communicated with via the registered Parent/Guardian.
Relevant player medical conditions are requested upon registration. BDC do not employ trained medical staff but as part of the Safeguarding and Protecting criteria coaches attend a three hour Emergency First Aid course every three years. BDC coaches will act, within this limited knowledge base, to deal with any such situations to the best of their ability. Unless informed otherwise, upon player registration or subsequently in writing, BDC staff will assume that permission is given, when deemed necessary, for emergency treatment to be given in the absence of the registered parent/guardian.
Registration deems the acceptance of the fact that Bexley District Cricket, or the organisation providing the facility and their respective agents, servants or employees are not under any liability whatsoever in respect of personal injury, loss or damage, however caused whilst in attendance at Bexley District Cricket Sessions.