BOWLS ENGLAND SAFEGUARDING POLICY  
   
   
  Safeguarding Bowls Flow Charts  
                                   
                                   
      FLOWCHART (Within Bowls)    
                                   
          You are concerned about a child inside bowls                
                  NSPCC    
                            Helpline    
        If the child concerned requires medical attention, contact the medical services and inform them of your concerns       0808 800 5000    
                     
                                   
            Do you need advice? Yes           ChildLine    
                        0800 1111    
              No                    
      Always:                   County and/or    
                                   
      * stay calm - ensure the child is safe and feels safe       National    
      * show and tell the child that you are taking what s/he says seriously       Governing Body    
      * reassure the child and stress that s/he is not to blame       Safeguarding    
      * be honest, explain you will have to tell someone else to help stop the alleged abuse       Officer    
      * make a note of what the child has said as soon as possible after the event and prepare incident report            
      * maintain confidentiality - only tell others if it will help protect the child              
                                   
      Never:                          
                                   
      * rush into actions that may be inappropriate              
      * make promises you cannot keep              
      * ask inappropriate questions, which may jeopardise any impending police investigation              
      * take sole responsibility - consult someone else (the person in charge or someone you can trust) so you can begin to protect the child and gain support for yourself              
                                   
      Report to appointed Club Safeguarding Officer or person in charge              
                   
                                   
      The Club Safeguarding Officer will complete an Incident Report Form (Template 15)              
                   
                                   
      Report incident to the County and/or National Governing Body              
      Safeguarding Officer with a copy of the Incident Report Form              
                                   
      He/she will then make a decision on how the case is to be dealt with and              
      whether or not further action should be taken against the individual(s)              
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
      FLOWCHART (outside Bowls)              
                                   
      What to do if you are worried that a child is being abused outside the bowls environment (the concern is identified through the child`s involvement in bowls.    
                                   
          You are concerned about something that has happened to a child outside of bowls                
                  NSPCC    
                            Helpline    
        If the Child concerned requires medical attention, contact the medical services and inform them of your concerns       0808 800 5000    
                     
                                   
            Do you need advice? Yes           Chlldline    
                        0800 1111    
              No                    
                            County and/or    
      Always:                 National    
      * stay calm - ensure the child is safe and feels safe       Governing Body    
      * show and tell the child that you are taking what s/he says seriously       Safeguarding    
      * reassure the child and stress that s/he is not to blame       Officer    
      * be honest, explain you will have to tell someone else to help stop the alleged abuse          
      * make a note of what the child has said as soon as possible after the event and prepare incident report          
      * maintain confidentiality - only tell others if it will help protect the child              
                                   
      Never:                          
                                   
      * rush into actions that may be inappropriate              
      * make promises you cannot keep              
      * ask inappropriate questions, which may jeopardise any impending police investigation              
      * take sole responsibility - consult someone else (the person in charge or someone you can trust) so you can begin to protect the child and gain support for yourself              
                                   
      Report concerns to the County and/or National Governing Body Safeguarding Officer supported by the completed Incident Report Form (Template 15)              
                   
                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
        FLOWCHART - A Parent/Carer`s concerns regarding a Child          
                                   
          You are concerned about the behaviour of a person towards another person within the Bowls Club?              
                       
                       
                                   
                                   
          Report in confidence to the Club Safeguarding Officer or person in charge              
                       
                       
                                   
                                   
          The Club Safeguarding Officer will take notes and report to the County and/or National Governing Body Safeguarding Office to take forward              
                       
                       
                       
                                   
                                   
          Note to person reportng the concern              
                       
          Please ensure the strictest of confidence with regards to this report              
                       
                       
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
      FLOWCHART dealing with the behaviour of a Club member    
                                   
          Is the allegation or complaint about the Club Safeguarding Officer? Yes     Go to the next person in charge at the club    
                   
              No                    
                                   
          Refer to the Club Safeguarding Officer                  
                           
                                   
                                   
          Does the person receiving this allegation need advice? Yes              
                    NSPCC    
              No             Helpline    
                            0808 800 5000    
                                   
      Sexual/Physical allegation     Allegation of bullying, emotional abuse or neglect              
                Childline    
                            0800 1111    
                Yes No                
      Report allegation to Police and Local Social Services                 County and/or    
        Possible abuse?   Misconduct       National    
                Governing    
                            Body    
                            Safeguarding    
          Report concerns to the County and/or National Governing Body Safeguarding Officer supported by the completed Incident Report Form (Template 15)   Disciplinary procedure by the Clubs own policy and procedures       Officer    
                     
                     
                         
                         
                         
                                   
          NGB to monitor number of incidents                    
                             
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
      FLOWCHART for Safeguarding Adults    
      Dealing with Concerns, Suspicions or Disclosure    
                                   
            There are concerns/suspicions about a person`s behaviour      
            OR      
            There has been disclosure of an allegation about a persons behaviour      
                                   
              What are your concerns regarding?            
                                   
                      Is a Lead Safeguarding or Welare Officer implicated?      
          Adult safeguarding   Poor practice        
                   
                           
                                   
        Do you need to take action to ensure the immediate safety or medical welfare of the adult?   No   Yes     No    
                   
                           
                            Inform Lead Safeguarding or Welfare Officer; Make notes and complete Incident Report Form; submit to Lead Safeguarding or Welfare Officer    
                               
    Yes   Call ambulance   Is a Lead Safeguarding or Welfare Officer implicaed?          
      Tell doctor that            
          there may be a                  
          safeguarding issue   No   Yes          
          Call the Police              
                               
                               
    Lead Safeguarding or Welfare Officer follows their organisation`s policy in conjunction with local Multi Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedure. Possible referral to Police/Adult Social Care/Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub/Local Safeguarding Adults Board   Inform (insert name of your sport) Lead Safeguarding or Welfare Officer. Make notes and complete Incident Report Form; submit to Lead Safeguarding or Welfare Officer   Make notes and complete Incident Report Form; submit to NGB Safeguarding Officer; Allocate person in the organisation to investigate              
              Investigate by Lead Safeguarding or Welfare Officer, or CEO, with the support of the case management group Steering Group    
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                                   
    Possible outcomes:    
    * Criminal proceedings    
    * Police enquiry    
    * Adult Care Safeguarding Assessment    
    * Disciplinary Measures    
    * Case management group to decide on the management of any remaining concerns    
    * No further Action    
                                   
    Remember to involve the adult at risk throughout the process wherever possible and gain consent for any referrals to social care if the person has capacity    
       
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
      FLOWCHART of key questions for information sharing    
                                   
            You are asked to or wish to share information                
                           
                           
                                   
            Is there a clear and legitimate purpose for sharing information?   No          
                       
                           
                                   
                Yes                  
        No   Does the information enable a person to be identified?                
                         
                           
                Yes                  
        No   Is the information confidential?   Not sure   Seek advice      
                   
                           
                                   
        Yes   Do you have consent?                
                         
                           
                No                  
        Yes   Is there sufficient public interest to share?                
                         
                           
    You can share             No       Do not share      
                           
                               
      Share information                      
          * Identify how much information to share                
          * Distinquish fact from opinion                  
          * Ensure that you are giving the RIGHT information to the RIGHT person      
          * Ensure you are sharing the information securely      
          * Inform the person that the information has been shared if they were not aware of this and it would not create or increase risk of harm      
                                   
            Record the information sharing decision and your reasons, in line with your Club/County procedures      
                 
                                   
    If there are concerns that a child or adult may be at risk of significant harm, then follow the relevant procedures without delay.