Chatham Bowling 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 and guide our members & volunteers to embed good safeguarding practices throughout.
Chatham Bowling 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 Ian Flanagan, If you have any concerns, comments or feedback on any aspect of safeguarding please contact the safeguarding Officer.
Chatham Bowling Club Safeguarding Policy Links
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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.
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.
The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is part of the NSPCC and is funded by Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland, Sport Wales and UK Sport.
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.