Policies

Please see below and attached all our policies and guidance. 

No personal injury insurance will be provided by the club. Whilst every foreseeable risk to health, safety and wellbeing shall be appropriately addressed, any member participating in cricketing activities does so at their own risk and the club will not be held liable for any injury, loss of belongings, loss of earnings or other such aspects, unless deemed to have been negligent in addressing identified risks.

All Members:

All Club Members are expected to uphold the good name and best interests of Tunbridge Wells Borderers Cricket Club at all times. Any member who acts at any time in a manner liable to prejudice the good name or interests of Tunbridge Wells Borderers Cricket Club shall be subject to disciplinary action.

Players & Club Officials:

Players and Club Officials shall at all times conduct play within the spirit of the game as well within the Laws of Cricket and the captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that this is adhered to.

Players and Club Officials shall at no time engage in conduct unbecoming to their status, which could bring them, TWBCC or the game of cricket into disrepute.

Please respect:

  • Your opponents.
  • Your own captain and team.
  • The umpire.
  • Club property.

Duty of Care and Equality

All young people have a right to be safe and enjoy their cricket. All County Boards and Clubs therefore have a duty of care to all young people participating in cricket. From a cricket point of view it is defined as: Tunbridge Wells Borderers Cricket Club has to ensure the safety and welfare of any young person involved in related activities, to safeguard them and protect them from reasonably foreseeable forms of harm.

A copy of the ECB Safe Hands Policy is available via the links below.

ECB Safe Hands – Key definitions and concepts

ECB Safe Hands – Safeguarding Kit Bag

ECB Safe Hands - Safeguarding and Clubs Duty of Care

The club is committed to ensuring that equality is incorporated across all aspects of its development in doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equality.

Sports equality is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognizing inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.

The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse. All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity. The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.


Child Protection

Our Child Protection Policy is not just to protect young people in cricket, it is to introduce good practice, raise awareness and provide piece of mind. 

Child protection is about ensuring that any young person or vulnerable adult is safe in any environment.

An awareness and education of others to understand what factors cause young people harm. Identifying risks to young people.

 


Photography

As part of our commitment to ensure the safety of Young People we will not permit photographs, video images or other images of Young People to be taken or used without the consent of the Parents.

 


Changing Rooms 

The Club must obtain a consent form, signed by a Parent/Carer, granting permission that their Child/Children can share changing facilities with adults. This becomes relevant when colts start to play adult cricket.

No pressure will be placed on any young person to shower or change in public.

 


Data Protection 

The General Data Protection Regulation 2018 is the law that protects personal privacy and upholds individual’s rights. It applies to anyone who handles or has access to people’s personal data.

Please see a copy of the Policy in the the list on the right.

 


ECB guidance adopted by TWBCC

Supervising Children at Cricket Sessions

Procedures for Recruiting and Appointing Appropriate Volunteers and Paid Staff

Procedures for Managing Children away from the Club

Procedures for Working with External Partners (e.g. With Local Schools)