Safe Sports Club Status

Safe Sports Club Status 

Safe Sports Club status is a North West Cricket Union standard that combines much of the safeguarding and health and safety aspects of the Club Mark scheme. A club with the Safe Sports Club Status can have confidence that their facility and members are as safe as possible whilst satisfying current Club Mark criteria.

In the short term, not all clubs will obtain ‘Club Mark’ status by satisfying all the criteria, this ‘Safe Sports Club’ status can at least ensure safety standards are met whilst working through Club Mark criteria.


Health & Safety

Sports clubs should have a commitment to provide appropriate and enjoyable sporting activities in safe environments. To ensure that this is the case, considerations and actions to promote safety in sport must be fundamental to all of the activities undertaken by your club.



It is the duty of every sports club to take steps to ensure that members, volunteers, and visitors can enjoy the sport offered by the Club in a safe environment.  All organisations that work or come into contact with children or vulnerable adults need to have safeguarding policies and procedures in place.  Safeguarding members protects not only participants in club activities but also the club and its members and volunteers.


An accredited club is recognised as a safe, regarding and quality environment for participants of all ages to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.

Click to access Safe-Club-Criteria-1.pdf

To register your club’s interest please contact