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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.
The SafeGolf partnership 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.
SafeGolf is firstly, a website – www.safegolf.org – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.
Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs to ensure all clubs provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.
Find an accredited coach – www.safegolf.org
Click here for our SafeGolf Policy (PDF)
If anyone has any concerns about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact our Club Welfare Officer.
Whilst children and young people are participating in golf activities in our care, Ashford Manor Golf Club has a responsibility to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
Ashford Manor Golf Club recognises the policies of the National Governing bodies, as set out in the “England Golf Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Procedures”.
The policy and supporting procedures set out a framework to fulfil our commitment to good practice and the protection of children in our care.
Ashford Manor Golf Club aims to:
Provide a safe environment for children and young people participating in golfing activities and try to ensure that they enjoy the experience.
Ensure robust systems are in place to manage any concerns or allegations.
Support adults (staff, volunteers, PGA Professionals, coaches, members and visitors) to understand their roles and responsibilities with regard to their duty of care and protection of children.
Provide appropriate level training, support and resources for staff, volunteers & coaches to make informed and confident responses to specific safeguarding issues and fulfill their role effectively.
Ensure that children and their parents/carers are informed and consulted and, where appropriate, fully involved in decisions that affect them.
Last approved by the General Committee January 2024
Ashford Manor Golf Club is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all individuals involved in golf.
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.
Click here for our Adult Safeguard Policy (PDF).