It is looking likely that the BCGBA will make it mandatory for all clubs to have a trained Welfare Officer in place by the start of the 2019 season.
In anticipation of this, we have organised two “Safeguarding and Welfare” training courses for North Midlands clubs with the BCGBA National Welfare Officer, Paul Ashmore. These will be held on Sunday 11th March at Newdigate. All North Midlands clubs are encouraged to send a delegate to attend this course as places are subsidised (£15 per person) and future courses may be more expensive.
Welfare and Safeguarding are an important factor in modern sports organisations. It ensures that a safe environment is provided for all young people, people with a disability and those who are known to be at risk to play. The North Midlands committee fully supports the drive to ensure all clubs have trained individuals.
More details on the course:
This is a safeguarding course for clubs who are members of North Midlands Crown Green Bowls Association.
There are 2 identical sessions on the day (10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm). Delegates need only attend one of the 3 hour sessions.
All attendees are required to also complete a DBS form (for police checks) on the day, at the event. DBS forms and assistance will be provided. All attendees will need to bring their driving licence or passport, and a printed copy of a utility bill showing their name and home address. These are needed to prove your identity.
As we are endeavouring to get trained people established in every North Midlands club as soon as possible, this event is currently restricted to one attendee per North Midlands affiliated club.
The course is subsidised and costs £15 to each club for their delegate. This will be invoiced directly to the club by the North Midlands Crown Green Bowls Association via the County treasurer. For reference, externally provided Safeguarding costs are typically £40.
For more information contact Scott Crowther on 07886 672087.