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Safeguarding Adults


Safeguarding adults is everyone’s responsibility.

Protecting an adults rights to live safely, free from abuse and neglect.  It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop abuse.

All adults have the right to be protected from abuse and poor practice. This is regardless of their:

  • Age.
  • Ability or disability.
  • Gender.
  • Race.
  • Religion.
  • Ethnic origin.
  • Sexual orientation.
  • Marital status.
  • Transgender status.

Best practice in safeguarding means committing to both a legal and moral responsibility to all paid staff, volunteers and visitors. You can demonstrate this commitment to safeguarding by accepting your responsibilities. You can also strive to embed safeguarding within the culture of your bowls club.


Adult at Risk

The term Adult at Risk, has now replaced the term Vulnerable Adult.

An Adult at risk is:

  • 18 and over
  • Has care and support needs
  • Has experienced (or is at risk of experiencing) abuse and/or neglect
  • As a result of care and support needs are unable to protect themselves


The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) has some great resources for you, to help in this area:

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