Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Groups

Child Protection

Bowls Scotland is fully committed to ensuring that all participants, parents, coaches and officials have only positive experiences when participating 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:

Please click here to be taken to the relevant 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




Reporting Concerns

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 may contact a Bowls Scotland with concerns you may have :

Lawra Cox (Bowls Scotland Child Protection Lead Officer)
Telephone: 01292 294 623

Mobile: 07711 424 193

Emergency Contact Information can be found here.

Child Protection Courses

Bowls Scotland requires all those working with children (i.e. coaches, officials and helpers) within a club 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.

More information on future courses coming soon.

Child Protection Courses

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