Youth

Youth

EBED have completely updated all their safeguarding policies and recommend that counties, clubs, teachers and other bridge organisations adopt similar policies. These policies cover not only juniors under the age of 18 but also vulnerable adults. Everyone needs to be aware of their responsibilities in this area and how to act whenever they may face a potential issue. Richard Banbury is our Child Protection Officer, and is able to provide further advice on this as well as organising DBS checks for volunteers who may need such a check. 

They have produced a new Youth Handbook as a guide for county organisations who may feel daunted or uncertain as to how to get a junior bridge club up and running at a local school. EBED can not only provide general advice and put you in touch with a network of other junior bridge enthusiasts, but also to fund the supply of the basic equipment needed. Please take the chance to find out more about this and also our Junior Award Scheme on http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/youth

Twice a year they arrange for junior bridge players to visit the House of Lords for a tour of the buildings and some Minibridge/bridge. At the end of November, 19 children from Bourne Academy & Uppingham School had the chance to pit their skills against some of the peers.