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APPENDIX 4

BOVEY CASTLE GC

Code of Conduct for staff, coaches & volunteers

• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of golf

• Treat everyone equally and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race,

religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability

• If you see any form of discrimination, do not condone it or allow it to go unchallenged

• Place the well-being and safety of the young person above the development of

performance

• Develop an appropriate working relationship with young people, based on mutual

trust and respect

• Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within

recommended guidelines with the young person's full consent and approval

• Always work in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations and

encourage an open environment)

• Do not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player. This is

strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms

• You should not have regular contact outside your club role with the juniors and should

not engage in regular communication through text, email or social network sites

• Know and understand the BOVEY CASTLE GC Child Safeguarding Policies and

Procedures

• Respect young people's opinions when making decisions about their participation in

golf

• Inform players and parents of the requirements of golf

• Be aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent

• Display high standards of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and

presentation

• Do not smoke, drink or use recreational drugs while actively working with young

people in the club. This reflects a negative image and could compromise the safety of

the young people

• Do not give young people alcohol when they are under the care of the club

• Hold relevant qualifications and insurance cover. All Staff, Volunteers & Coaches who

work regularly with children must have current DBS clearance, approved by England

Golf Governance Department

• Ensure the activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the

individual

• Promote the positive aspects of golf e.g. fair play

• Display high standards of behaviour and appearance

• Follow Club Procedures & good practice guidelines

• Ensure that you attend appropriate training to keep up to date with your role and the

welfare of young people

• Report any concerns you may have in relation to a child or the behaviour of an adult,

following reporting procedures laid down by the BOVEY CASTLE GC

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