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 &
can all been found on the Safeguarding Website.
Clubs and Counties are encouraged to
send Club Welfare Officers, Coaches and relevant volunteers to a Sports
Coach UK “Safeguarding & Protecting Children”
These are run on a regular basis within your area by the local
. 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.
are then advised to attend the Safeguarding in Bowls - “Time to
” 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
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
||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 -
Safeguarding Bursary Scheme
English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd is pleased to announce the introduction of a
new bursary scheme that will enable Club and County members attending safeguarding training to claim back 50% of the course
cost. Payment will be made when the applicant has successfully completed the training and returns the Safeguarding Bursary
Application Form together with a copy of the invoice and relevant certificate.This is in addition to the already existing Coaching
Bursary on offer.
Safeguarding courses are available to all members.
For more information on the generic Sports Coach UK ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children
’ course go to:
Alternatively, you can go direct through your local CSP
For a detailed ‘Safeguarding in Bowls – Time to Listen’ course that targets Welfare Officers these are available through the Bowls Development Alliance
Please complete the
Safeguarding Bursary Application Form
in full to apply for a
EIBA Ltd Safeguarding Bursary.
The Safeguarding Bursary covers 1 Member per Club per year from 1st December - 30th November.
Information on Safeguarding can be found at www.safeguardingbowls.org
IInformation on training courses available to all Club Welfare Officers can also be found on the
Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS Checks)
Details on Disclosure and Barring Services, please
Alternatively contact Joanne Shore at the EIBA on Tel 01664 481900 or e-mail
For further information, please e-mail