HIBA 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.


We are committed to do this by acknowledging that:≠


The welfare of the child is paramount.

Each child irrespective of age, gender, religion, race or disability has the right to protection from abuse.

Each child 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 annually.

A responsible person shall be appointed annually as Child Protection Officer to whom members can address any concerns.


We recognise that we have a responsibility to our affiliated clubs to    


Assist, encourage and support their endeavourís to introduce and maintain their child protection policies.


PLEASE VISIT the Bowls National Child Protection Website at: www.bowlschildprotect.co.uk


This site contains all the information and advice that club Child Protection Officers need to do their task.


Our Child Protection Officer is:


Brian Burfoot

01707 649511