Safeguarding and Policies

The EBU is committed to the care and safety of young people and vulnerable adults. Whilst bridge is predominantly an adult pursuit there are a significant number of young people who take part in our activities. Parents and guardians are entitled to know what to expect when their children play - particularly if they attend an event unaccompanied.

The EBU Safeguarding Policy gives full details of what to expect from anyone who is involved in running a bridge activity where young people are present and applies equally to vulnerable adults. Whilst the whole document is important, those who are planning to organise a bridge related activity will find Appendix B particularly useful - this gives guidelines on how to plan the activity from the initial risk assessment, through to the conclusion of the event.

There are a number of useful forms which can also be used. Any adult who supervises a child or a group of children (other than their own) in a bridge activity should obtain a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check. Full details are contained in section 4 of the safeguarding policy document.

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