Yorkshire Cricket is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, including our talented and elite cricketers. We acknowledge our duty of care and ensure our safeguarding practices reflect both statutory responsibilities and government guidance, whilst encouraging best practice within the sport. Our policy, procedures and practice incorporate the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) requirements as documented in the game’s ‘Safe Hands’ Policy and Safeguarding Adults Policy.

We are clear that cricket is a game for everyone. We firmly believe that everyone involved has the right to enjoy the game in an environment safe from abuse and harm of any kind. We recognise that a positive cricket experience is essential to the success of the game, and we prioritise developing the right environment for all those involved ahead of individual and/or club performance.

If you would like further support and advice, please contact our Safeguarding Team on [email protected].

Report a safeguarding concern


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The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They help young people take on any challenge they’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to them via their online community, on social, through their free, confidential helpline or their counselling service.

If you need help but don’t know where to turn call 0808 808 4994 or visit their website.

Visit The Mix Website
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Tellmi is a safe, anonymous app where you can talk to other young people about how you’re feeling or what you’re experiencing. Tellmi is moderated to keep you safe and has counsellors if you need more support.

Visit the Tellmi Website
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Shout is a 24/7 text service available for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Text SHOUT on 85258.

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Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.

Your online mental wellbeing community.

Free, safe and anonymous support.

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CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a helpline for young males aged 16 to 35 years, suffering from depression and low self-esteem. It offers counselling, advice and information.

Call 0800 58 58 58.

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Ditch the Label

Ditch The Label helps young people navigate through issues related to bullying, such as improving mental health, body image, coming out and building confidence and self-esteem.

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