Broadstone 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.
Broadstone Golf Club affiliates to England Golf National Governing Body, and our professional coaching staffs are members of the Professional Golfers’ Association. The Club recognises the policies of these Governing Bodies, as set in out at www.childreningolf.org/about-us/roles-responsibilities
Broadstone Golf Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard the welfare of all children (defined as those under 18) involved in golf within the club. All children have a right to protection, and have their particular needs taken into account.
Broadstone Golf Club will therefore endeavor to ensure the safety and protection of all children involved with the club through the Child Protection guidelines adopted by the Management Committee of the club. It is the responsibility of all adults within the club to assist the Management Committee in this endeavor.
Broadstone Golf Club will work in partnership with parents to review and implement child protection and welfare procedures. Broadstone Golf Club policy and procedures are based on the above principles and UK and international legislation and government guidance and take the following into consideration:
Any subsequent legislation relating to child protection would implicitly be incorporated into this document
Broadstone Golf Club’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy will be available to all members, parents, staff, volunteers and participants
The Policy will be reviewed every three years by the Management Committee, and amended as appropriate. Guidance from golf’s governing bodies will be sought as part of the review process
The Management Committee has responsibility for ensuring that the policy and procedures are implemented, including taking any appropriate disciplinary action necessary
The Club Welfare Officer has responsibility for responding to any allegations, concerns or child protection incidents, passing information to the appropriate National Governing Body Lead Child Protection Officer and informing the appropriate club staff
Parents have a responsibility to work together with the club in implementing procedures and providing their children with the necessary information to safeguard themselves.