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Safeguarding Children and Young People - A Short Guide for Club Members

BOVEY CASTLE GC is committed to ensure that the sport of golf is one within which children

and young people involved can thrive and flourish in a safe environment and that all

children, young people and adults at risk have a fun, safe and positive experience when

playing golf.

BOVEY CASTLE GC is an affiliated member of England Golf and follows the England Golf

Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and procedures.

You might be thinking "What has safeguarding got to do with me?"

Government guidance makes it clear that 'Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility'.

Anyone who has a negative experience of sport at a young age is less likely to become a

regular long-term participant. It's important for the future of your club and the sport as a

whole that children and young people have an enjoyable experience.

All club members have a part to play in making that happen.

All adults should contribute to the club meeting its overall duty of care, be aware of our

club's safeguarding policy, and know what to do if they are concerned about a young person.

BOVEY CASTLE GC asks our members to

• Familiarise yourself with the BOVEY CASTLE GC Safeguarding Policy.

The full copy of the BOVEY CASTLE GC Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy is

available on our website

• In particular familiarise yourself with: (Golf Clubs can add relevant information from

their Safeguarding Policy in each section)

1. BOVEY CASTLE GC Codes of Conduct

Adults should always be aware that age related differences exist and conduct themselves in

a manner that both recognises this and prioritises the welfare of children and young people.

2. Anti-Bullying Policy

BOVEY CASTLE GC believe that every effort must be made to eradicate bullying in all its

forms. The Club will not tolerate bullying in any of its forms during club matches,

competitions, coaching or at any other time while at the club.

3. Transport Policy

The club believes it is primarily the responsibility of parents/carers to transport their child/

children to and from events.

4. Changing Room Policy

The changing rooms are used by all members & visitors. Wherever possible adults will avoid

changing or showering at the same time as children but parents will be made aware that

with limited changing room space there will be occasions when adults and children may

need to share the facilities. Where a parent/carer does not consent to their child accessing

the changing rooms, it is their responsibility to either supervise the child while in the

changing rooms or ensure that they do not use them.


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