Safeguarding

Our Commitment 

The English Short Mat Bowling Association (ESMBA) are committed to safeguarding all those who participate in our sport, ensuring they can do so in a safe, positive, and enjoyable environment.

 

We are part of the bowls umbrella organisation the BDA and act in unison with the other 4 bowls codes to ensure whatever type of bowls is being played there is a cohesive and consistent approach to the safeguarding.  

 

As such, we recognise and have developed policies which promote and encourage affiliated counties and clubs to adopt the highest possible standards of care towards children and other vulnerable people participating in the sport of bowls.

We believe that everyone has a duty of care towards the children and other vulnerable people, with whom they have contact, and to safeguard and protect them from abuse.  Everybody in bowls who is involved in working with children, young people and vulnerable adults has a responsibility to be informed about and be able to recognise the different forms of abuse. They need to know what precautions or steps should be taken for its prevention and what action to take if an incident occurs.

 

 

 

 

Reporting Concerns 

 

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or adult in bowls, whether the issue is inside or outside the sport  you can contact the ESMBA lead officer for advice.

 

Lynn Dean     01258 817432    or   lynn@esmba.co.uk

 

Alternatively, if your enquiry is relating to an urgent child protection issue, please contact the NSPCC helpline 0n 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk.  If your enquiry is relating to safeguarding adults, please contact the Ann Craft Trust on 0115 951 5400 or email ann-craft-trust@nottingham.ac.uk

The English Short Mat Bowling Association (ESMBA) are committed to
safeguarding all those who participate in our sport, ensuring they can do so
in a safe, positive, and enjoyable environment.
We are part of the bowls umbrella organisation the BDA
and act in unison
with the other 4 bowls codes to ensure whatever type of bowls is being
played there is a cohesive and consistent approach to the safeguarding.
As such, we recognise and have developed policies which promote and
encourage affiliated counties and clubs to adopt the highest possible
standards of care towards children and other vulnerable people participating
in the sport of bowls.
We believe that everyone has a duty of care towards the children and other
vulnerable people, with whom they have contact, and to safeguard and
protect them from abuse. Everybody in bowls who is involved in working with
children, young people and vulnerable adults has a responsibility to be
informed about and be able to recognise the different forms of abuse. They
need to know what precautions or steps should be taken for its prevention
and what action to take if an incident occurs.
Reporting Concerns
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or adult in bowls,
whether the issue is inside or outside the sport you can contact the ESMBA
lead officer for advice.
Lynn Dean 01258 817432 or
lynn@esmba.co.uk
Alternatively, if your enquiry is relating to an urgent child protection issue,
please contact the NSPCC helpline 0n 0808 800 5000 or email
help@nspcc.org.uk
. If your enquiry is relating to safeguarding adults, please
contact the Ann Craft Trust on 0115 951 5400 or email
ann-craft-
trust@nottingham.ac.uk

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Safeguarding Officers


Each Affiliated ESMBA County has a dedicated County Safeguarding Officer who can offer you
help and advice on all areas of safeguarding in bowls.
The full list of these CSGO’s can be accessed here.
If your county is not listed, or the details are being updated, please contact the National Lead
Safeguarding Officer, Lynn Dean on
lynn@esmba.co.uk
 

Safeguarding Bowls


The Bowls Development Alliance was awarded the NSPCC Advanced Safeguarding Standard in
November 2016 in partnership with all 5 bowls codes. Together we have developed
SAFEGUARDING POLICIES for the whole sport of bowls which affirms the five organisations
commitment to ensuring that the sport provides a safe environment for everyone to play. The
policy clearly outlines the protocols that are required at Affiliated Clubs and County Associations
to ensure junior bowlers and adults at risk are protected.
Additionally, there is information for those clubs who are seeking guidance on specific aspects of
safeguarding for example, job descriptions, templates, and best practice advice.
These documents are reviewed on a regular basis due to the ongoing changes in legislation that
occur, and the latest copy will always be available through the link below.

Safeguarding Policy

Everyone in bowls has a part to play in safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults. This policy includes guidelines for all those involved in the sport of bowls to ensure that everyone is aware of the structures and systems in place to make bowls an enjoyable and safe experience, and to respond to any concerns that may emerge.

Safeguarding Courses

To see current list of avaliable courses and to book them click explore

 

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