Every club has responsibility to ensure that they provide a safe and welcoming club environment. This Step-By-Step Guide will let you know what your club should be doing.
View the step by step guide here
If your club has questions about safeguarding practices or would like to speak to someone contact Bowl Scotland’s Child Protection Lead Officer:
Lawra Cox - firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Child Protection Information
Clubs are requested to provide Bowls Scotland with safeguarding information such as who your Child Protection Officer is.
Providing these details allows the governing body to record your compliance with safeguarding legislation. You will also be kept up to date with child protection information, and receive invites to child protection training.
You can provide this information by returning the information sheet.
Child Protection Policy
Whether you have an active junior section, run coaching programmes or just have family of members attending your club occasionally your club should have a Child Protection Policy.
This template can help you write yours - click here.
Child Protection Officer
Your Child Protection Officer is the first point of contact of in the club who understands the processes and procedures that should be followed for child protection. All children and parents should be aware who the CPO is and their contact details should be made available.
If you are recruiting for this role this template Child Protection Officer Role Description can help - click here.
Safeguarding Training Courses
There are two training courses available for Safeguarding. For more information about them, and available dates click here.
Spectators and Parents
Everyone in your club has a responsibility to make it a safe and welcoming place for children – this template spectator and parent code of conduct can help you communicate what is appropriate behaviour - click here.