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Everyone should be able to enjoy golf in a safe environment

Safeguarding

Everyone should be able to enjoy golf in a safe environment. We all have a responsibility to protect and safeguard children and adults at risk.

One of the most important ways to do this is to report any concerns. Your club should have a welfare officer to liaise with England Golf and we provide a national case management system and one-to-one support with safeguarding cases.

If you have immediate concerns about the welfare of any child or adult, contact the police on 101 or ring the NSPCC 24-hour free helpline on 0808 800 5000.

Safeguarding in golf

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child in golf, or outside the sport, or concerns about the behaviour or practice of a coach or organiser, or anyone else involved in the sport, talk to our governance team on 01526 351824 or email safeguarding@englandgolf.org

Concerns might include:

  • Bullying of children by their peers or by adults
  • Individuals exploiting their position to gain access to children
  • Placing unrealistic performance expectations on children
  • Lacking awareness of the needs for safeguarding
  • Poor planning

We also support club welfare officers with advice, template policies and procedures, and training courses.