EBF/EWBF Safeguarding  Statement

 The English Bowling Federation/English Women’s Bowling Federation fully accepts its legal and moral obligation to exercise its duty of care and to protect all children and vulnerable adults participating in its activities and to safeguard their welfare.  To this end we are members of and subscribe to The Joint Panel for the Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults of all Bowling Codes  

Resources - Bowls Development Alliance 

We are committed to do this by acknowledging that:

  • the welfare of the individual is paramount;
  • each individual irrespective of age, gender, religion, race or disability has the right to protection from abuse;
  • each individual has a right to be safe, and to be treated with respect and dignity


We shall use our best endeavours to ensure that:

  • all allegations of abuse are taken seriously;
  • the response to them is swift and appropriate;
  • the effectiveness of our policy is reviewed regularly;
  • a responsible person shall be appointed as Safeguarding Officer to whom members can address any concerns 



Please find, at the bottom of this page, three 'attached' PDF documents,
which will download when clicked upon. These are:-


  • The DBA Safeguarding Policy - Children

  • The DBA Safeguarding Policy - Adults

  • NACRO-making-safe-and-fair-decisions-about-membership(This deals with the subject of criminal records)

 Update 28July'23: a single document was replaced by seperate PDFs for Children & Adults


Further information and useful templates are available at:

Resources - Bowls Development Alliance

Please contact the EBF Safeguarding Officer for further guidance.



The documents below are for your use: 

Codes of Practise 

Duty of Care 

Duties of Club Welfare Officer

Photographs/filming guidelines
and Related forms

Bullying guidelines

Whistleblowing guidelines

Risk Assessment Forms
Please note: this link has been removed
 whilst we consider where to move it to.
It was not directly about safegaurding.

To open any of the above documents in a new window, click on the link (underlined text).