Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Groups
Bowls Scotland is fully committed to ensuring that all participants, parents, coaches and officials have only positive experiences when taking part in the sport.
Bowls Scotland, has adopted the Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable adults in Bowls, copies of which can be downloaded below.
We have been working with Children 1st and sportscotland to ensure that our child protection procedures and policies reflect current best practice. No matter what role you play in supporting the sport of bowls in Scotland, it is important to familiarise yourself with the following key documents:
Wellbeing is broader than child protection and how we tend to think about welfare.
To help make sure everyone – children, young people, parents, and the services that support them – has a common understanding of what wellbeing means, we describe it in terms of eight indicators.
The eight wellbeing indicators are commonly referred to by their initial letters - SHANARRI
Protecting our bowlers
Sometimes we see or hear something that makes us a bit uneasy and we’re not sure what to do about it. Do we keep quiet and hope someone else will complain or do we tell the people who have the experience to investigate?
We have a quick guide to responding to safeguarding concerns here.
You can contact Bowls Scotland with concerns you may have.
Lawra Cox (Bowls Scotland Child Protection Lead Officer)
Telephone: 01292 294 623
Emergency contact information can be found here.
Child Protection Courses
Bowls Scotland requires all those working with children (coaches, officials and helpers) within clubs as well as those accompanying children on trips, regardless of whether in a paid capacity or as a volunteer, attend the relevant child protection courses. Child protection training should be repeated every three years.
For more information on course availability please click here.