The Sport of Bowls has achieved the Advanced Standards Award in Safeguarding
following a successful application to the
Bowls Group which consists of five National Governing Bodies:- English
Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA), Bowls England (BE), English Short Mat
Bowling Association (ESMBA), British Crown Green Bowling Association
(BCGBA) and the English Bowling Federation (EBF) has produced a range of
documents to assist clubs and counties to provide a safe environment for
These include various templates that can be
downloaded and easily tailored to meet your requirements.
The documents available on the website
will be updated in January 2017 to reflect any changes in legislation.
All Information on Safeguarding can be found
All clubs should encourage their members
including coaches, volunteers and in particular Club Welfare Officers
(formally known as Child Protection Officers) to attend relevant
training courses to ensure that all children and vulnerable adults are
safe within their clubs.
Option 1 - Sports Coach UK
‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’
This provides a basic
understanding and awareness of safeguarding, available through your
local CSP County Sport Partnership
http://www.eiba.co.uk/csp/csp_summary.php. For more information on the generic Sports
Coach UK ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’ course go to:
Option 2 - Safeguarding in Bowls - “Time to Listen”
For a detailed
‘Safeguarding in Bowls – Time to Listen’ course that targets Welfare
Officers these courses are available through the Bowls Development Alliance -
http://www.safeguardingbowls.org/training.html This course has
been tailored to included bowls specific case studies.which includes
Following on from this success the
English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd has introduced its Safeguarding
Bursary to help members of Affiliated Clubs and Counties wising to
attend safeguarding training.
The EIBA will pay 50% of the appropriate
course fee for all successful applicant. Payment will be made when the
applicant has successfully completed the training and returns this form
together with a copy of the invoice and relevant certificate.
Please complete the form below in full to
apply for a EIBA Ltd Safeguarding Bursary. The decision of the EIBA
Development Panel on all applications will be final.
A copy of the application form can be found below:
Safeguarding Bursary Scheme Application Form (PDF)
Safeguarding Bursary Scheme Application Form (Word)