Parents can help in a number of different ways to make clubs a safer and more enjoyable place for children to be.
As a sports parent, you have the right and responsibility to make sure your child is attending a safe club and that the environment they’re in is enjoyable, enabling them to develop to the best of their ability.
You can make sure your child and other children are having the best experiences of sport by:
- making sure the club your child is attending is safe
- supporting your child to enjoy sport in a positive way
Getting help if you’re worried about a child.
If you’re worried that a child is being abused or put at risk during sports activities, it’s vital that you talk to someone. The idea of speaking out about abuse or poor practice in a club can be daunting but the services below are designed to help you if you have any concerns at all.
- If you think a child is in immediate danger of abuse, contact the police on 999
- If there’s no immediate danger and you’re unsure who to speak to, call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 for advice
- Find out the club guidelines for recording and reporting concerns and follow them
SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf. To find out more about what Safegolf can do for you, visit the website.
Meet our Governance Team
The Governance Team of England Golf handles issues including safeguarding, equality, discplinary matters, anti-doping, data protection and complaints. The Governance Team will also liaise with the welfare officers at your club and manage the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) on behalf of golf. Find out more and contact the team below.