SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE 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.
• The welfare of children is paramount.
• A child is defined by law in England and Wales as a person under the age of 18 years.
• All children, regardless of their Age, Race, Religion or Belief, Disability, Gender
identity or Sexual Orientation, have the right to protection from abuse.
• All concerns and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and
responded to swiftly and appropriately.
• All children have the right to be safe.
• All children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
• The Bovey Castle GC will work with children, their parents/carers and external
organisations to safeguard the welfare of children participating in golf.
• We recognise the authority of the statutory agencies and are committed to
complying with Local Safeguarding Children Board Guidelines (LSCB), Working
Together under the Children Act 2004, and any legislation and statutory guidance
that supersedes these.
• The Bovey Castle GC is committed to working in partnership with other key UK Golf
Bodies to continually improve and to promote safeguarding initiatives across the
• The Bovey Castle GC owes a legal duty of care to children on their premises or
engaged in their activities. That duty is to take reasonable care to ensure their
reasonable safety and the duty is higher than it would be for adults.