Child Safeguarding

UCC Cricket Club Child Safeguarding Statement : January 2020

UCC Cricket Club provides sporting activities and opportunities for children and young people and is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All our volunteers and staff working with children throughout the organisation seek to create a safe environment for children and young people to participate in cricket.

UCC Cricket Club’s written Safeguarding Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring, and gives the required policy, guidance or process documents required to alleviate these risks.  The list of risks identified are contained in the following categories: Club and Coaching Practices; Complaints & Discipline; Reporting Procedures; Use of Facilities; Recruitment; Communications; and General Risk of Harm.
This Clubs Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, (The Children First: National Guidance, and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice).

The most recent Risk Assessment was undertaken on 28th February 2020. 

Child Safeguarding Procedures

In addition to our Risk Assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our activities.
Cricket Ireland has the following procedures, adopted by our clubs, in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:

  • Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities
  • Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities
  • Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
  • Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities
Cricket Ireland Mandated Person:  Eimear Hubble
Munster Cricket Union Designated Liaison Person: John Ketch
Club Designated Liaison Person: Nora Geary
Club Children’s Officer: Diarmuid Carey

UCC CC_Safeguarding_statement_2020

UCC CC Safeguarding Risk Assessment 2020

Cricket Ireland Child Safeguarding Policy and Guide for Cricket Clubs

The Relevant Person is Diarmuid Carey who can be contacted at:

We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. We are committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our services. This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed annually.

This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on 27th February 2021.

Archishman Bose (on behalf of UCC Cricket Club)
Date: 2nd March 2020
Tel: 085 7255565

For queries on this Child Safeguarding Statement, please contact the Club Children’s Officer whose name is shown above.