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What to do if you are worried about the behaviour of any member, parent/carer, volunteer,

staff, Professional, coach or official in golf or affiliated organisations

Concerns identified

- Complete the Incident Report Form

- Report to the Club Welfare Officer *

- Any urgent concerns or if the Welfare Officer is not

available, refer immediately to Children's Social Care/Police

and copy the incident report form to them within 24 hours.

If the child requires

immediate medical

attention, call an

ambulance and inform

the doctor there is a

child protection

concern.

England Golf Lead Safeguarding Officer

01526 351824 safeguarding@englandgolf.org

The Golf Case Management Group advises on the

'route' the case should take either within golf and/

or via external agencies with England Golf making

the final decision.

Alleged serious poor practice. Poor practice with

wider implications. Alleged child abuse.

Alleged minor poor practice

-England Golf Lead

Safeguarding Officer to assist

clubs in

managing:

- Complaints procedure

- Disciplinary process

- No further action

Possible outcomes

- No case to answer

- Complaint resolved with

agreement between

parties

- Training/mentoring agreed

- Disciplinary sanction

- More significant concerns

emerge

Appeal

Possible processes

- Child protection investigation

- Criminal investigation/proceedings

- Investigation under disciplinary

proceedings - including possible

temporary suspension of person accused

Golf's investigation dependent upon outcome

of advice from the Local Authority Designated

Officer (LADO)/Team or Children's Social Care/

Police investigation

Possible Outcomes:

- No case to answer

- Less serious - referred to complaints

procedure

- Disciplinary hearing - sanctions

- Civil proceedings

*If for any reason a Club Welfare

Officer is not in post or is

unavailable a principle of least

delay is important.

Please contact the England Golf

Lead Safeguarding Officer

01526 351824

safeguarding@englandgolf.org

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