Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy has considered its responsibilities to the children participating in golf at our premises and within our club very carefully, and therefore has produced the following child protection policy and accompanying procedures in order to set out the standards we wish to uphold in running activities for children and in safeguarding the welfare of young people in our care.
Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy affiliates to the English Golf Union and the English Ladies’ Golf Association and our professional coaching staff are all members of the Professional Golfers’ Association, therefore the club recognises the policies of these governing bodies, as set in out in the “Children in Golf Resource Pack”.
Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard the welfare of all children (defined as those under 19) involved in golf within the club. All children have a right to protection, and have their particular needs taken into account. Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy will therefore endeavour to ensure the safety and protection of all children involved with the club through the Child Protection guidelines adopted by the Management Committee of the club. It is the responsibility of all adults within the club to assist the Management Committee in achieving this aim.
• To provide children with appropriate safety and protection whilst in the care of Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy, and also enjoy their experience of the sport
• To reassure parents that their children will receive the best care possible whilst participating in activities with Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy
• To provide support to staff and volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues and to fulfil their role effectively
• The welfare of children is paramount
• All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, ethnic origin and religious beliefs have the right to protection from abuse
• All suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
• All staff and volunteers working in sport have a responsibility to report concerns to the Lead Child Protection Officer
• Adults – staff, volunteers, coaches, referees and members will be supported to understand their role and responsibility with regard to the duty of care and protection of children and young people
• Individuals will receive support through education and training to be aware of and understand best practice and how to manage any welfare or child protection issues that may come to light
• Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy will work in partnership with parents to review and implement child protection and welfare procedures.
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