·       Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket

·       Treat everyone equally and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation or disability

·       Challenge any form of discrimination and do not condone

·       Place the well-being and safety of the Young Person above the development of performance

·       Develop an appropriate working relationship with Young People, based on mutual trust and respect

·       Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the Young Person's full consent and approval

·       Always work in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)

·       Do not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a Young Player[2]. This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate, gestures and terms

·       Know and understand the ECB Welfare of Young People Policy and Procedures

·       Respect Young People's opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket

·       Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket

·       Be aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent

·       Display high standards of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation

·       Do not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club. This reflects a negative image and could compromise the safety of the Young People

·       Do not give Young People alcohol when they are under the care of the Club

·       Hold relevant qualifications and insurance cover

·       Ensure the activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual

·       Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play

·       Display high standards of behaviour and appearance

·       Follow ECB guidelines set out in the Welfare of Young People Policy and any other relevant guidelines issued

·       Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB

I acknowledge receipt of the Code of Conduct and agree to abide by its contents.







[1] Adopted from the original ECB Coaches Code of Conduct

[2] The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines which recommend the principle - "People in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their case"