Lincolnshire Cricket is delighted to welcome onboard our latest team member, Helen Jones, in the new county role of County Safeguarding Manager. Many of you will already know Helen as the voluntary County Welfare Officer, a role to which she has dedicated many hours over the last 7 years to support individual clubs, leagues and the county as well as having trained over 200 Club Welfare Officers. As such, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise around safeguarding best practices and legislation.
As an integral part of the senior team and a board director, Helen will provide safeguarding leadership and management across all sectors and at all levels within Lincolnshire Cricket to deliver our safeguarding strategies, training, policies, procedures and organisational aims. The key purpose of her role is to promote and protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults at risk and create a safe environment for people to play cricket in our county.
Helen will continue to be the first point of contact for anyone with safeguarding referrals/concerns in addition to providing regular support for Club Welfare Officers and helping oversee the ECB DBS system. As part of our club support offer Helen will also play a leading role around the implementation of the new Safe Hands Management System to assist clubs with their compliance requirements.
Recently, supported by Lincolnshire Cricket, Helen has studied and qualified as a Mental Health First Aider. This means that she can also offer support/guidance to clubs who may require help assisting any of their members who are experiencing mental health difficulties. However, in the event of an immediate crisis, 999 or A&E should always the first port of call.
Helen’s contact details remain unchanged – firstname.lastname@example.org – 07783 000371
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