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.
The SafeGolf partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf is firstly, a website - www.safegolf.org - through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.
Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs to ensure all clubs provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.
Whilst children and young people are participating in golf activities in our care, BFGC has a responsibility to ensure their safety and wellbeing. BFGC recognises the polices of the National Governing bodies, and the policy’s and supporting procedures set out a framework to fulfil our commitment to good practice of children in our care.
Grant and Natalie Matchett family owners of BFGC said ‘BFGC is a great club and it is known for its community spirit, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and we are a forward-thinking. The award will help us spread the message and tell people that children and young people are safe and secure here.’
Brierley Forest Golf Club Safeguarding Policies for Adult's, Children and the Club Welfare Officer can be found here:
What is SafeGolf?
Adult Safeguarding Policy
Child Safeguarding Policy
Club Welfare Officer