Serving the needs of archery in Harrow, Middlesex and London.



At Bowmen of Harrow Archery Club we are committed to providing a safe, welcoming, inclusive and fun space for all our Club members.

All our coaches have undertaken Enhanced DBS checks as well as the relevant Safeguarding training.

All new members are required to read and acknowledge our Constitution and policies which include rules for conducting ourselves in an appropriate manner. Existing members will also at times be requested to re-read and re-acknowledge these documents, to ensure all members maintain good conduct and stay informed of any changes.

The Club’s constitution and our policies are based on Archery GB’s Code of Conduct which covers the following;

  • Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of others
  • Respecting the spirit and adhering to the rules and laws of the sport
  • Promoting positive aspects of the sport
  • Never condoning inappropriate behaviour or language
  • Accepting responsibility for own behaviour
  • Reporting any safeguarding concerns
  • Adopting all relevant safety and safeguarding measures
  • Promoting and protecting the reputation of the sport


The Safety and wellbeing of our Club members is of primary importance and ensuring we abide by any Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies is fundamental to this.

Bowmen of Harrow Club Safety Rules

Click here to view the Box club safety rules!

Bowmen of Harrow Safeguarding Rules and Procedures

(Document Coming Soon)

Safeguarding is the proactive policies and procedures to prevent children and young or vulnerable adults coming to harm.

At Bowmen of Harrow we are fully committed to and adopt Archery GB’s Safeguarding Children and Young People and Safeguarding Adults policies. These provide guidance to ensure proactive and effective protection for children and young or vulnerable adults by:

  • Prioritising their welfare
  • Creating and maintaining the ‘safest possible’ environment for them
  • Taking all reasonable steps to promote safe practices and protection from harm, abuse or exploitation
  • Promoting a culture which embraces diversity and respects their rights

We all have a responsibility to act if we are in any way concerned for another’s wellbeing. This should be done even if an incident occurs outside of Bowmen of Harrow’s environment.

More importantly, never dismiss what a child, young or vulnerable adult tells you as lies or exaggeration – the worst thing you can do is ignore it!



  • A parent/guardian is expected to be present and supervising at all times while a junior member (or accompanying junior) is present and/or using using any of the Club’s facilities. Unless the parent/guardian is an archer it is also expected that an adult member of the Club will also be present to advise on and monitor safety issues while the junior is shooting.
  • Junior members will be expected to provide an email address for a parent/guardian; under no circumstances will the Club committee or an individual adult Club member communicate directly with a junior member via email, phone or other forms of social media unless a parent/guardian is present.
  • Club members will adhere to the agreed shooting schedule as set out in the Club’s Lease with John Lyon’s school except for pre-agreed exceptions which will be communicated via the Club Committee.
  • Entering the John Lyon School site, without arranging permission with either the Chair or Club Secretary and a representative of the John Lyon School, outside of these communicated hours will be considered a Safeguarding breach.
  • The Bowmen of Harrow WhatsApp Group is open to all Adult Club members. Junior members who wish to join must have a parent/guardian join as well or on their behalf. Club members will use discretion when posting to the site and be mindful of Junior members being present.
  • Any and all Safeguarding breaches will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in Schedule A of the Bowmen of Harrow Constitution.
  • In order to ensure our safety and wellbeing, members should speak up immediately if they see or hear anything that does not adhere to the rules, the Constitution or any of our and AGB’s Codes of Conduct. This is irrespective of whether it is being done by a club member of a member of the school or public. If you are not comfortable doing this direct then please raise this with the Safeguarding Officer, Chairman or other member of the Committee as soon as possible following the reporting procedures on our Safeguarding web page. Please always call 999 in an emergency.


Safeguarding Children and Young Adults vs Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Children and young people or adults refer to anyone under the age of 18. A vulnerable adult is anyone aged 18 years and over who may have care and support needs and/or who might be abused, neglected discriminated against or coerced in some way. 

The following 6 min video by Sport England Club Matters provides helpful understanding of the differences between safeguarding children and adults.

Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy

Based on guidance set out in the Government’s ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ document to ensure we abide by the moral and legal responsibility to:

  • provide a duty of care for children and young people;
  • protect the well-being of children and young people; and
  • protect children from physical, sexual or emotional harm, neglect and bullying.

This will ensure the long-term success of archery as a sport by ensuring the widest possible range of people involved and encouraging children and young people to take part within a safe and secure environment that protects them fully while developing their potential.

Safeguarding Adults Policy

The guidance given in this policy is based on the following six principles, as set out in the Care Act, which form the basis for protecting adults.

  1. Empowerment – People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and to give informed consent (permission).
  2. Prevention – It is better to take action before harm takes place.
  3. Proportionality – The least intrusive response which is appropriate to the risk presented.
  4. Protection – Support and representation for those in greatest need.
  5. Partnership – Local solutions through services working with their communities. Communities have a part to play in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.
  6. Accountability – Accountability and transparency in delivering safeguarding.

Further information and Documents can be found on AGB’s Safeguarding Web page



Safeguarding issues or concerns are to be immediately directed to the Safeguarding Officer. This does not affect the right of any member to directly approach Middlesex or Archery GB regarding safeguarding, discrimination, or harassment.

You can report a concern via our online report form below or direct to AGB using their Report a Concern form.

Archery GB Report a Concern Form

Bowmen of Harrow Report a Concern form

Useful Contacts and Reporting Procedures

Always Contact 999 in an Emergency

Contacts: Bowmen of Harrow

Bowmen of Harrow
Safeguarding Officer
Bowmen of Harrow
Club Chair
Dina Lowdermilk Alfie Hope
07748 168 033

Contacts: Archery Governing Bodies

Middlesex County
Safeguarding Officer
AGB National Lead
Safeguarding Officer
AGB Safeguarding and
Governance Officer
Irene Lawrence Anne Rook Karen Hodgkiss
07792 320 241 01952 602 792 09152 677 888

Other useful Contacts

John Lyons School Designated Safeguarding Officer Mr Jonathan Rowe
Harrow Safeguarding Children Board (Golden Number) 020 8901 2690 (Children)
020 8420 8269 (Vulnerable Adults)
020 8901 0999 (Out of Hours)
Childline 0800 1111 (24 Hours)
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Child Protection in Sport Unit 0116 366 5580
Ann Craft Trust 0115 951 5400
Social Services Children and Family 020 8901 2690
020 8424 0999- (Out of Hours)
Social Services (Vulnerable Adults) 020 8901 2680
Police 999 Emergencies
101 Non-emergencies




Click on the quick links below to download

Archery GB Code Of Conduct: As revised during 2023 (pdf)

Safeguarding Adults Policy And Procedures (word doc)

Safeguarding Policy Children And Young People (word doc)