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The following information was issued at the ladies’ council meeting on 3rd April 2023 with regard to safeguarding:

Information with regard to safeguarding policies and where to find them is available, covering Child Safeguarding, Adult Safeguarding, Anti-bullying, Disciplinary and Misconduct regulations and Whistle blowing.  Clubs do not need to create their own policies, just use wording as follows:

“We adopt and follow all policies and guidelines approved by Bowls England alongside UK Anti-doping Rules and all procedures set out in Bowls England Regulation I, 9A and 9B.  Our club members will abide with all sanctions, recommendations and/or decisions from the Safeguarding Case Management Panel and/or National Disciplinary Panel.”

All safeguarding concerns must be reported to the BE Lead Safeguarding Officer for advice, who will then advise how to deal with the concern and provide the best support and guidance:  Helen Slimm – 07858 502191 –


For general enquiries relating to safeguarding policies, resources, DBS checks, training, etc. contact: Varsha Ragoobarsing – 07767 423604 –


For urgent concerns re safeguarding adults contact Ann Craft Trust – 0115 951 5400 – and for child protection contact:  NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 –


The Case Management Group manage all safeguarding concerns.

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