CCCC Code of Conduct and Safe Hands Policy Form

The CCCC Membership Process

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the City of Cambridge Cricket Club (here after known as CCCC).  If you would like your child to become a member of CCCC, you will need you to do the following things:

    • Complete our online membership form
    • Complete our online code of conduct and safe hands policy form (below)
    • Pay the relevant membership fee for the season

Once we have received your completed forms, we will contact you to confirm your membership has been accepted. We will try to do this as soon as we can but, in the meantime, if you have any queries please contact us at: registrations@cityofcambridgecc.co.uk

All policies adopted by CCCC can be viewed on this web-site or on our play-cricket web page: http://cityofcambridge.play-cricket.com/

CCCC Code of Conduct

City of Cambridge Cricket Club (here after known as CCCC) is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its members. CCCC  believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents, carers or guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with, the club’s Welfare Officer, Clare Gordon. If you or your child would like to contact Clare please send an email to welfare@cityofcambridgecc.co.uk.

As a member of CCCC, you are expected to abide by the following Code of Conduct:

    • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
    • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
    • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
    • Members must wear suitable kit – including the required protective equipment – for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.
    • Members must pay any fees for registration, matches, training or events promptly.
    • Members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
    • Members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.

CCCC Safe Hands Policy

CCCC has adopted the England and Wales Cricket Board “Safe Hands” policy. The purpose of the policy is to ensure that young people (under 18s) who play cricket have a safe and positive experience.  To assist the club in continuing to provide a safe environment for young people to enjoy their cricket.  The club has also carried out checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau) on club members who will be closely involved with young people at the club.

Please be assured that these measures have been undertaken because we believe that they are an appropriate measure – not because of a problem within the club or Cambridgeshire Cricket generally.

Can you please read the club policies in respect of transport, changing and photography and video (below) and tick the agree boxes to show that you have read, understood and agree to abide by these policies.

Policy 1: Transport to Matches and Practice Sessions

CCCC policy is that parents/guardians or other responsible adults are responsible for safely transporting players to and from all matches and practice sessions. Coaches and team managers are not able to take children to matches or training sessions.

Policy 2: Club Changing Policy

Children should arrive for all training sessions and fixtures in their appropriate cricket/sports kit. If children need to get changed on site, supervision of this is the responsibility of their parent or guardian. As we are a fair-weather sport, children are not anticipated to be too dirty or muddy when they finish and therefore it is assumed all showering and changing needed for the children will be done at home.

Policy 3 Photography and Video

Whilst it is not the club’s intention to prevent parents or guardians from taking pictures of, or filming, their young player whilst engaged in the club’s cricketing activities the following guidelines will be followed before pictures or filming are taken by persons other than the relevant parent or guardian. Any photos that are taken by parents or guardians that include other children in the picture should not be uploaded onto any form of social media.

Parents’/guardians’ consent must be given (see below) before photographs or images of their young player are taken at matches, training or club related activities (e.g. award ceremonies). Should an opposing side wish to take photographs or images, then they will be advised of any young player for whom consent has not been given; young players will also be advised when this is happening. Should they have any concerns, these should be reported to the Coach or Team Manager.

If any concerns are raised regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography the club’s Welfare Officer (Clare Gordon) or Deputy Welfare Officer are to be informed.

Should the club wish to use the photograph of a young player on the web, via the media, yearbooks or club publications, the consent of the parents, guardian and the young player will be obtained in advance. The photograph to be used will also be shown to the parents and young player. The name of the young player will not be given when such photographs are used.

Policy 4 Safety Equipment & Sun Protection

CCCC endorses the new guidance given by the ECB regarding helmets (www.ecb.co.uk/helmets), which is as follows:

The ECB strongly recommends that all adult recreational cricketers should wear helmets for certain activities, preferably which meet the most recent British Safety Standard (BS7928:2013). This recommendation applies to batting against all types of bowling, wicket-keepers standing up to the wicket (who may as an alternative wear face protectors) and fielders fielding closer than eight yards from the batsman’s middle stump, except behind the wicket on the off side.

The position in relation to u18s…. is governed by the ‘ECB Guidance on the Wearing of Cricket Helmets by Young Players’ (www.ecb.co.uk/youngplayershelmetguidance). In essence, batsmen and wicket-keepers standing up to the stumps must wear head protection when playing or practising.”

Could parents ensure sun cream is applied to children prior to training sessions or matches, and that they have a water bottle with them. Coaches and managers are not able to apply sun cream.

CCCC Code of Conduct and Safe Hands Policy: Member Agreement

(Please complete the online form below)

I have read, and agree to abide by, the City of Cambridge Cricket Club Code of Conduct as detailed above.
I have legal responsibility for the above named young person (Member) and am entitled to give this consent. I confirm that I understand and accept the club’s policy on transportation to and from matches and training sessions.
I have legal responsibility for the above named young person (Member) and am entitled to give this consent. I confirm that I understand and accept the club’s changing policy and, if the participate in any adult cricket, they will change at home.
I have legal responsibility for the above named young person (Member) and am entitled to give this consent.
I have legal responsibility for the above named young person (Member) and am entitled to give this consent. I confirm that I understand and accept the club’s policy on safety equipment and sun protection.