If you have a previous conviction or caution this does not necessarily mean that you can't get clearance to perform a regulated role in Cricket.
When your DBS is complete & your certificate has been issued, if there are declarations then the ECB will contact you via email to request that you post the original certificate to us as soon as you receive it. You must send the original hard copy, we do not accept scans or photocopies. Please only send your certificate to the Safeguarding team @ ECB - do not show your certificate to any other personnel in cricket.
Once the Safeguarding team have received your certificate they will make a decision, based on the content and its relevancy in respect of an individual's suitability to work with children, they will take one of the following actions.
- If the safeguarding officer decides that there is no risk, they will grant you your ECB clearance and notify you of this
- If they feel that there is a risk posed by the nature of your offences, they may take the decision to either disqualify you from all cricketing activity, or they may grant you clearance to perform certain roles, with conditions
As part of this process, the safeguarding officer may decide that further investigation is required before a decision can be made. They may also contact you requesting your own account of the circumstances and your consent to contact third parties as part of their investigation.
If we do not receive your certificate we will send weekly reminders via email giving a deadline for receipt. After this deadline passes and we have not received your certificate, you will be temporarily suspended from any and all cricketing activities (including playing) until such time as we have received your certificate. In the majority of cases, your suspension will be lifted once we have received your certificate (allowing you to play), even though the vetting process may require further investigation before we can grant you clearance to perform your DBS required role.
Once the safeguarding officer's investigations have been completed, the ECB will send you a letter notifying you of the final decision regarding your clearance. Your County Welfare Officer will also be notified.
If you have been asked to send in your certificate for review but have not received it from the DBS you may be able to request a reprint.
If you are not eligible for a reprint e.g. your certificate has been lost or destroyed, or more than 93 days have passed since the result was issued, you will need to make a new application. You will need to notify the ECB safeguarding team if any of the above applies to you by emailing email@example.com.
Once you have received the new certificate you must post it to Lord’s for review.
Once the review process is complete your certificate will be posted back to you via recorded delivery.