Safeguarding

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults


The Bowls Development Alliance 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 a policy for the sport of bowls which outlines the four organisations commitment to ensuring that the sport provides a safe environment for all young people to play. The policy clearly outlines the processes that need to be gone through if a situation arises where a child may be at risk and provides advice on support that is available to you and who you may need to inform. The policy is not just aimed at those clubs with juniors it is also there for clubs that work closely with young people or adults with a disability or those young people or adults who are known to be at risk.

As such, DSMBA recognise and acknowledge their joint and several responsibilities to establish policies which promote and encourage affiliated clubs to adopt the highest possible standards of care towards children and other vulnerable people participating in the Game of Bowls.

Dorset SMBA's Safeguarding Officer is Lynn Dean and can be contacted at safeguardingdorset@dorsetsmba.co.uk or on 01258 817432

Please use the links to the left see the policies templates and guidelines available from the Bowls Development Alliance