It is the responsibility of everyone to ensure the welfare and safety of the many children participating in golf. Every club should have a Club Welfare Officer to liaise with England Golf and to deal with any concerns. Safeguarding concerns may arise through:
- Bullying of children by their peers or by adults
- Individuals exploiting their position to gain access to children
- Placing unrealistic performance expectations on children
- Lacking awareness of the needs for safeguarding
- Poor planning
England Golf provides advice and guidance for clubs, parents and individuals on safeguarding matters. If any concern arises at our club we are advised to contact the England Golf compliance team as soon as possible.
England Golf provides a national case management system and one-to-one support with safeguarding cases and clubs should notify England Golf of any cases. They can also provide template policies and procedures and training courses for Club Welfare Officers and other staff/volunteers.
Brampton Golf Club has considered its responsibilities to the children participating in golf at our premises and within our club very carefully, and has produced the following Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and underpinning procedures in order to set out the standards we wish to uphold in providing activities for children and safeguarding the welfare of children in our care.
Everyone can read more by referring to our policy and procedures links below.