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Everyone should be able to enjoy golf in a safe environment


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.

Counties Accredited Counties Working Towards
62 0
Accredited Clubs Non-Accredited Clubs
1704 67

The counter above (last update 3 May) shows the latest figures on SafeGolf accreditation. You can also view a full list of SafeGolf accredited clubs on our website.

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 

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.

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.