English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd

Safeguarding in Bowls

The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) in partnership with Bowls England, English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd, English Short Mat Bowling Association, English Bowling Federation and the British Crown Green Bowling Association have developed guidelines for the sport of bowls which outlines commitment to ensuring that the sport provides a safe environment for all young people to play.

Safeguarding Bowls Policy, Guidelines & Templates
Criminal Records Check
Safeguarding Courses
Safeguarding Website as shown below for further information
•To download the "Staying Safe" Information leaflet, click here

Safeguarding Bowls Website

Safeguarding Training
Clubs are encouraged to send Volunteers, Coaches and Club Welfare Officers onto the current sports coach UK “Safeguarding & Protecting Children” courses which are run on a regular basis in all counties by the local County Sport Partnerships. Even if your club does not currently have any under 18’s much of what is covered could be applied to working with vulnerable adults and will raise awareness.

Welfare Officers are then advised to attend the Safeguarding in Bowls - “Time to Listen” course which looks at the role and responsibilities of this position and the process to follow if concerns are raised and where support is available. This course is managed by the Bowls Development Alliance. For details of your nearest course please visit  www.playbowls.org or contact Casey on 01664 777001

Benefits of attending the training
- Raises awareness of safeguarding and possible implications for clubs
- Provides guidance on the process to follow if an issue should arise
Identifies support available including Safeguarding Policy/Guidelines/templates
- Satisfies criteria in the Club Mark process
Provides opportunity to reflect on policies that a club may or may not have
ie recruitment process

To download the Safeguarding Training Flyer - click here

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Checks)
To obtain forms, please contact Joanne Shore at the EIBA Ltd on Tel 01664 481900 or
e-mail Joanne Shore

Safeguarding Officer
For further information, please e-mail Joanne Shore

Safeguarding Success

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