Working together to safeguard children and adults at risk


All clubs should encourage their members including coaches, volunteers and in particular Club Welfare Officers (formally known as Child Protection Officers) to attend relevant training courses to ensure that all children and vulnerable adults are safe within their clubs.

Option 1 - sportscoachUK
Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Provides a basic understanding and awareness of safeguarding. Available through every County Sport Partnership (check your local CSP website for more details)

Who - For club volunteers including coaches and welfare officers

Option 2 - Safeguarding in Bowls - “Time to Listen”
Provides information on the roles and responsibilities for a bowls club welfare officer. This course has been tailored to included bowls specific case studies.

Who - For Club Welfare Officers

If your club/county would like a course in your area please call the BDA expressing your interest.

For details of current Safeguarding in Bowls - "Time to Listen" courses open for bookings please click here

Online Training/Webinars

CPSU Webinar – Managing the emotional impact of safeguarding
CPSU Webinar – Keeping children safe online
CPSU Webinar – Safeguarding disabled children
CPSU Webinar – Eating disorders in sport
CPSU Webinar – Make a noise about bullying in sport
CPSU Webinar – Introducing the revised Sports Safeguarding Standards
CPSU Webinar – Safeguarding children in martial arts activities
CPSU Webinar – Understanding grooming for abuse
CPSU Webinar – Safeguarding LGBT young people
CPSU Webinar – Keeping children safe online
CPSU Webinar – Safeguarding impact assessments
CPSU Webinar – Empowering sport to tackle bullying
CPSU Webinar – Practical application of DBS disclosures
CPSU Webinar – Sharing information in child protection cases