English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd


Safeguarding Bowls is comprised of Bowls England, English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd, British Crown Green Bowling Association, English Short Mat Bowling Association, English Bowling Federation and Bowls Development Alliance with support from the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit.

eiba-logoSafeguarding Bowls has developed a range of templates and useful documents for clubs including a Safeguarding Officer job description, guidance on how to recruit personnel safely and details of local groups who can provide support at Club, County and National level.

To save clubs time developing their own, a range of templates are available to download which can be utilised by your own club. Safeguarding Bowls:- Policy, Guidelines Templates can all been found on the Safeguarding Bowls Website.

Safeguarding Training

eiba-logoCoach Bowls provides a range of training on behalf of Safeguarding Bowls to support clubs and county associations to provide a safe environment for all participants. This includes courses for those who work with junior bowlers and adults at risk.

Basic Safeguarding Children and Young People in Bowls:
This is a two hour module  is a must for all club volunteers and coaches that have children and young people in their club and want to ensure that their club is welcoming and safe. It will cost £20 and you will get additional resources and a certificate following your attendance.

‘Time to Listen’ - Safeguarding in Bowls:
This is a three hour module (not including breaks) is designed for Club Safeguarding Officers* and will support you and your club to safeguard and protect children. It costs £35 and you will get additional resources and a certificate following your attendance.

*You must have completed the ‘Basic Safeguarding Children and Young People in Bowls’ module, or a recognised equivalent to attend this module.

Adult Safeguarding in Bowls:
This three hour module is aimed at those clubs who have predominately adult only members. It focuses on ensuring Club safeguarding Officers/Volunteers understand their role in safeuarding adults who may be at risk. It will cost £25 and you will get additional resources and a certificate following your attendance.

To book on any online Safeguarding course please BOOK HERE

A bursary to assist affiliated members wishing to attend a recognised safeguarding course is available from EIBA, see "Resources" below.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Checks)

If you wish to obtain a criminal records check, please contact Joanne Shore at the EIBA Ltd on Tel 01664 481900 or e-mail Joanne Shore

Joanne Shore, EIBA Lead Safeguarding Officer
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