SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf. This will be achieved through a unique partnership which has the ability to influence and act as advocate for safeguarding across the golfing landscape, developing a consistent approach towards ensuring that all people have a fun, safe and positive experience when playing golf.
It’s the way to show that our club meets high standards to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. We think it’s the most important thing we can all do for our sport.
We are delighted to work towards accreditation with the following policies in place for you.
Children and Young People Safeguarding Policy
Everyone working with children and young people has a responsibility for keeping them safe, irrespective of their role, whether they are paid members of staff or volunteers.
England Golf is committed to ensure that the sport of golf is one within which all participants can thrive in a safe environment and that all children and young people have an enjoyable and positive experience when playing golf.
Safeguarding Adults Policy
England Golf is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for allindividuals involved in golf. Although there are many similarities with safeguarding adults and children there are also some distinct differences. For this reason, England Golf has created a separate Safeguarding Adults Policy.
Safeguarding duties apply to an adult who:•
Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;
Is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect; and;
As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect.
England Golf will encourage and support partner organisations, clubs and counties to adopt and demonstrate their commitment to the principles and best practice set out in this safeguarding policy and procedures.