Ash Valley Golf Club 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. Ash Valley Golf Club 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'. 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.
What should I do if I'm concerned about a child or young person?
A concern may involve the behavior of an adult towards a child at the club, or something that has happened to the child outside the club.
Children and young people may confide in adults they trust, in a place where they feel comfortable.
An allegation may range from verbal bullying, to inappropriate contact online, to neglect or emotional abuse, to physical or sexual abuse.
If you are concerned about a child, it is not your responsibility to investigate further, but it is your responsibility to act on your concerns and share them.
Pass the information to Faye Dixon Ash Valley Golf Club Welfare Officer who will follow the club's Safeguarding procedures
We believe everyone should have the chance to get involved in golf – at all levels and in all roles. Our equality and diversity policy shows our commitment to making golf an inclusive sport.
The Equality Act 2010 protects the rights of individuals and promotes equality of opportunity.
No one can lawfully discriminate against anyone under these ‘protected characteristics’:
Marriage and civil partnership
Pregnancy and maternity
Religion or belief