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The future of our club depends on young people joining us to play and enjoy cricket. They will join only if the club has the highest values and is a place where they want to be. The ever growing colts section shows how many young people want to join Blackheath. To make the club part of their future we must, and will, provide them with a safe environment that looks after both their physical and mental wellbeing.

To meet these objectives, the club has adopted the ECB policy for safeguarding children, “Safe Hands”, and the ECB Cricket Equity Policy. It also asks all its members and guests to abide by a code of conduct, and expects its colts to abide by a separate code of conduct for junior players. The club has further adopted specific policies on particular welfare issues, namely photography and videoing of under 18 players, shared use of changing facilities by under 18 players and adults, and transport of under 18 players.

The club takes all issues of child protection extremely seriously and any concerns should be reported to the club Welfare Officer, Alexandra Jones (, 01483 892860).

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