Working together to safeguard children and adults at risk


All clubs should encourage their members including coaches, volunteers and in particular Club Safeguarding Officers to attend relevant training courses to ensure that all children and vulnerable adults are safe within their clubs.

Option 1 - Safeguarding and Protecting Children
(3 hours - sportscoachUK)

This course provides a basic understanding and awareness of safeguarding and is recommended for bowls coaches and Club Safeguarding Officers/Volunteers as an introduction to safeguarding.

It is available through your local County Sport Partnership and is open to all sports.

Option 2 - Safeguarding in Bowls - “Time to Listen”
(4 hours - Coach Bowls)

This is a bowls specific module aimed at Club Safeguarding Officers/Volunteers whose clubs have junior members or sections and those who work with local school children providing taster sessions.

Option 3 - Adult Safeguarding in Bowls
(3 hours - Coach Bowls)

This module is aimed at those clubs who have predominately adult only members. It focuses on ensuring Club Safeguarding Officers/Volunteers understand their role in safeguarding adults and in particular those adults who may be at risk.

If your club/county would like a course in your area please call Adam Durnin on 01926 334609.

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

Online Training/Webinars
The following CPSU Webinars can be found by clicking here

• Responding safely to a concern (October 2019)
• Keeping safe online (August 2018)
• Safeguarding LGBT+ young people in sport (June 2018)
• Steering clear of indecent images of children (Apr 2018)
• DBS and referral processes in sports (Apr 2018)
• Listening to the voices of young people in sports organisations (Dec 2017)
• County sports partnerships and the voices of young people (Dec 2017)
• Empowering young people to speak out about bullying (Nov 2017)
• Understanding and promoting parental involvement in sport (Oct 2017)
• Young people in positions of trust in sport (May 2017)
• Harmful sexual behaviour in sport (March 2017)
• Promoting positive parenting in sport (Oct 2016)
• Managing the emotional impact of safeguarding (May 2016)
• Safeguarding disabled children (Jan 2016)
• Eating disorders and disordered eating in sport (Dec 2015)
• Make a noise about bullying in sport (Nov 2015)
• Introducing revised Sports Safeguarding Standards (Sept 2015)
• Safeguarding children in martial arts activities (July 2015)
• Understanding grooming for abuse (May 2015)
• Impact assessments - how to start assessing the effectiveness of your organisation's safeguarding practices (Nov 2014)
• Empowering sport to tackle bullying (Nov 2014)
• Why, when, what and with whom? Sharing information in child protection cases (July 2014)