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Biddenden Bowls Club SAFEGUARDING

Biddenden Bowls Club is committed to providing a safe environment for young people and adults to enjoy playing bowls.  In accordance with guidance issued by the Bowls Development Alliance we have systems in place to ensure activities at our club are an enjoyable and safe experience for all. 

Everyone in bowls has a part to play in safeguarding young people and adults at risk. In addition to our core safeguarding policies, we have other codes and guidelines in place to inform our and guide our members and volunteers to embed good safeguarding practices throughout. 

Biddenden Bowls Club believes everyone has the right to live free from abuse or neglect regardless of age, ability or disability, sex, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital or gender status. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment and an open, listening culture where people feel able to share concerns without fear of retribution. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility.

Our club safeguarding officer is Barbara Ellison who can be contacted on 07960521083 or you can email her at [email protected]. The deputy safeguarding officer is Kim Buggins who can be contacted on 07795802360 or at [email protected].  If you have any concerns, comments or feedback on any aspect of safeguarding please contact Barbara or Kim. 


Places to find out more:

Bowls Development Alliance   

The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) works in partnership with the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of bowls to build a safe environment for young people and adults to enjoy playing bowls.  All partners are committed to ensuring that support is available to every affiliated club so systems can be put in place to make bowls an enjoyable and safe experience for all. 

Safeguarding Training through Coach Bowls

The only Nationally Recognised Qualifications for the sport of Bowls in England, wholly supported by Bowls England,
EIBA Ltd, BCGBA and ESMBA. Coach Bowls is committed to delivering a first-class service for all, whichever code of the game you play We have a range of courses tailored to those wanting to be a qualified coach, as well as invaluable training courses which non-coaching club volunteers can access to help their club run more efficiently, safely, and inclusively. 

Child Protection in Sport   

 The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is part of the NSPCC and is funded by Sport EnglandSport Northern IrelandSport Wales and UK Sport.

Ann Craft Trust    

We are a national charity which exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk.

The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) is a national charity which exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk. Through pioneering training, practice reviews and contributing to world-leading research, we support organisations to safeguard disabled children and adults at risk and minimise the risk of harm.