Bitton archers is committed to ensuring that children, young people and adults at risk enjoy archery in a safe environment in which they are protected from poor practice, abuse, grooming or bullying.

As an Archery GB affiliated club we adopt the Archery GB safeguarding policies and expect our members, club officials, coaches and spectators/carers to follow Archery GB’s code of conduct.

All our qualified coaches have enhanced DBS checks overseen by AGB and complete regular approved child protection courses as required by AGB. In addition, all our Field Captains have completed approved child protection courses.

Safeguarding Officers

Jeannette Barnett
A member of Bitton Archers since 2015 and a club coach since 2016
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Carolyn Twist
A member of Bitton since 2010 and club Chair since 2021

It is important that all members understand safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone. If anyone believes that they have witnessed an incident or receives a disclosure involving safeguarding concerns, this should be reported to a Child Protection Officer, the Field Captain present or any Committee Member without delay. From this point information must only be shared with Safeguarding Officers and others that have a need to know to ensure the person is safe.

Full details about safeguarding, including policies and codes of conduct, can be found on the Archery GB website here:

This link also connects to other useful information:

Parents and carers guide

Young persons guide

Mental wellbeing guidance

Useful contact numbers:

NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000 (24 hours)

Child Line – 0800 1111 (24 hours)

South Gloucestershire Adult team: 01454 868007 ‐ Monday to Friday 9am ‐ 5pm

01454 615165 ‐ Out of hours and at weekends

South Gloucestershire Child team – 01454 866000 – Monday to Thursday 9am ‐ 5pm, Friday 9am – 4.30pm

In an emergency dial 999 or local Police – 101

Archery GB Lead Safeguarding Officer– 01952 602792

Archery GB Safeguarding and Governance Officer– 01952 602793