Bowls England works in partnership with the Bowls Development Alliance, English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd, English Short Mat Bowling Association, English Bowling Federation and the British Crown Green Bowling Association to enable clubs and county associations to provide a safe environment for all participants.

Safeguarding is not just aimed at those clubs with junior members – it is there for clubs that work closely with adults at risk.

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Guidance produced by the Safeguarding Bowls Panel includes templates and information on safeguarding good practice, together with details on the process to be followed if a situation arises, and advice on the support that is available.

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Safeguarding training for juniors and adults at risk is also offered to support all members – details on available courses can be found at:

Training Bursaries

Bowls England’s Safeguarding Bursary assists members of affiliated clubs and county officials wishing to attend a recognised safeguarding course. These include:

  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children (UK Coaching/NSPCC)
  • Safeguarding in Bowls ‘Time to Listen’ (Coach Bowls)
  • Adult Safeguarding in Bowls (Coach Bowls)

Bowls England will reimburse all successful applicants 50 per cent of the relevant course fee. Members are able to complete a Bursary Application Form here.

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