Clubmark and Child Welfare Officers
Clubmark is the England and Wales Cricket Board accreditation scheme.
It shows that a club provides the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy cricket and stay involved throughout their lives.
An accredited club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participation of all ages as well as helping parents know that they're choosing the right club for young people.
Clubmark is based on four key areas of club development.
Activity/playing programmes - this includes coaching qualifications, insurance and coach to participant ratios.
Duty of care and welfare - Risk assessments, health and safety policies, training, compliance and child protection policies.
It ensures a club is committed to fairness and equity.
It covers issues to do with the structure of club management. committees and general running.
In addition to holding Clubmark accreditation Fives and Heronians adheres to the England and Wales Cricket Board 'Safe Hands'
This is crickets own policy for the safeguarding of children. It is backed by a comprehensive training and education programme, implementation plan and a sensitive response to any concerns.
Fives and Heronians has an appointed a Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO) - Sarah McKay and a deputy. They can be contacted via the 'Contact' menu at the top of the website. They ensure that safeguarding issues are addressed by the Club.