We take the safeguarding of our young people, players, volunteers and coaches seriously

The Safeguarding of all people in cricket is the main priority for us at the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation.

The main areas of focus for us at the Foundation are specifically for young people and adults at risk. The policies and procedures at the bottom of this page provide all information.

We work with all cricket clubs in Gloucestershire to ensure they have a fully qualified ‘Club Safeguarding Officer’. This ensures that all clubs have a process of dealing with any safeguarding issue and there is a clear point of contact within each cricket club.

The Gloucestershire County Safeguarding Officer is Ellen Mutch. Ellen is the main point of contact for any safeguarding question or referral. John Peplow is the ‘Deputy County Safeguarding Officer’. As a Foundation we have a Safeguarding committee that consists of:

Ellen MutchCounty Safeguarding Officer
John PeplowDeputy County Safeguarding Officer
Claire LyesGloucestershire Cricket Trustee
Chris MundenGloucestershire Cricket Foundation Operations Manager
Scott TremainGloucestershire Cricket Foundation Club Development Manager
Cricket Coach Safeguarding

Ellen Mutch / Safeguarding Officer

The county has an appointed safeguarding officer – Ellen Mutch – whose job is to liaise with the GCF on all safeguarding issues and to offer advice to anyone within cricket who needs it.  Should you have an issue that you would like advice on please contact Ellen.

To support Ellen with her work each club across the county should have its own Club Safeguarding Officer who is nominated by the club and has attended the necessary courses provided by the GCF e.g. Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) and ECB Club Safeguarding Officer.

Best practice highlights how each club should also have a deputy to take the place of the Safeguarding Officer should they be a way. These officers’ details should be provided to the league in which the club plays and also the GCF.

Ellen Mutch / County Safeguarding Officer
ECB SafeHands (Background)

Safe Hands Management System (SHMS)

SHMS is an online Club Management Tool whereby the ECB will require all County Boards and Clubs to input the details of individuals in key regulated roles or those with responsibilities for the management and running of County and Club activities.

  • All clubs with junior sections and any club playing under 18’s in open age cricket must meet safeguarding standards
  • The club must adhere to the ECB Safe Hands Policy and Procedures
  • Each club must have a trained and vetted Club Safeguarding Officer
  • All adults who work with children at the club have must have a current ECB DBS check in place
  • All adults who work with children in cricket must have undertaken the appropriate ECB training

For more information, please contact Scott Tremain Club Development Manager. / 07958 271414

Safeguarding Policies

The policies below should provide any information you require.

Qualifications: Safe Hands, Safeguarding & Protecting Children Courses and ECB DBS

Club Safeguarding Officers, must have the Safe Hands and online Safeguarding & Protecting Children/Safeguarding Young Cricketers Qualifications and have a valid ECB DBS to be safeguarding compliant. All qualifications must be renewed every three years.

If you have any questions or are having problems with booking on Safeguarding Courses and to initiate DBS Checks, volunteers should contact Theresa Ellison.

Cricket Players (SVG)

Theresa Ellison / Administration Officer

Theresa’s role is to help and support others in the wider Gloucestershire Foundation team to ensure that the Foundation runs effectively and efficiently. Some of the key administrative areas are:

  • Helping to organise and set up the trials, winter nets programme and performance programme for the Girls and Boys Zonal squads
  • Keeping club contact details up to date including checking that each club’s Safeguarding Officer has valid qualifications and initiate and verify DBS applications for club volunteers
  • Administering online bookings including trials, winter nets programmes, Coach Development courses, holiday camps etc
  • Helping with many financial activities by creating invoices, payment of bills, chasing outstanding debtors etc
  • Help to create and run the office side of Coach Development

Theresa acts as the point of contact for many administrative parts of the Foundation.

Theresa Ellison / Administration Officer
Scott Tremain / Club Development Manager

Scott Tremain / Club Development Manager

Scott, who hails from Devon, graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a Sports Coaching degree in 2013.  He initially joined the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation in October 2014 as a Community Coach working in schools predominately in the North of the County before becoming Growth Development Officer in 2017.  At this time, he delivered on a number of ECB priority areas including the U19 T20 Competition and launched the highly successful Women’s Soft Ball Programme here in Gloucestershire.

Now in his exciting role as Club Development Manager, he is responsible for leading the team of club development staff and working closely with cricket clubs across the county to provide direct support with the aim of creating sustainable clubs for the future.  Furthermore, Scott leads youth competitions and the ECB Clubmark Accreditation and sits on a number of GCF Development Groups and Committees.

Scott is a big Plymouth Argyle FC fan and plays his cricket at Dumbleton.