The Scottish Bridge Union has responsibilities regarding events which involve children. A child is defined as a person under the age of eighteen.

These are to ensure the following:

  • All children should have an enjoyable experience playing bridge in an environment which is safe in the widest sense regardless of their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origins, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
  • All adults working with children should be fully conversant with the requirements which must be met in organising such events.  The Scottish Bridge Union is committed to ensuring that everyone involved with young players in bridge accepts their responsibilities to safeguard these young people and to report any concerns about their welfare.
  • Parents/guardians should be fully aware of the Child Protection Policy of the Scottish Bridge Union on issues regarding the welfare of children.

The SBU is registered with the Central Registered Body in Scotland (CRBS) in accordance with the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003. This allows us to obtain disclosures free of charge for those working with children.

SBU Child Protection Officer  Loraine Findlay
Disclosure Officer   Jenny Cooper
Child Protection Committee Loraine Findlay, Jenny Cooper and Jim Hay


The Child Protection Committee will review the Child protection Policy annually and update if necessary.

Additional Signatories will be appointed throughout the country to handle the applications for disclosures                       

District Contact Telephone Email
Ayrshire Jim Tudor 01563 830 130
Central Beryl Campbell 01382 776281
East Liz McGowan  
Highland Bill Richardson (CPO) 01343 860450  
North Loraine Findlay 01569 730566
South Mona G. Thomson  
West Peter Edmond 0141 563 8223
Youth Development Officer Jenny Cooper 01334 427118


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