English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd

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Safeguarding Bowls Success

The Sport of Bowls has achieved the Advanced Standards Award in Safeguarding following a successful application to the NSPCC.

The Safeguarding 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 all members.

These include various templates that can be downloaded and easily tailored to meet your requirements.
- Guidelines
- Policy
- Templates

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 at www.safeguardingbowls.org.


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: https://www.sportscoachuk.org/workshops/workshop-search .

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 bowls-specific examples.


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)

The Safeguarding Bursary covers 1 Member (
usually the Club Welfare Officer) per Club per year from 1st December - 30th November.


28th June 2017

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