Thu 20 February, 6:16:23am
Our Shared Responsibilities.
Adults – parents, volunteers, Junior Organisers, golf professionals, staff and Club members will be supported to understand their role and responsibility with regard to the duty of care and protection of young people.
Communication of the policy
This policy will be available for all members of the golf club view as it will be displayed on the notice board.
All parents shall receive a copy when their child joins as a member of the golf club. A signature will be required on the Junior Profile Form to confirm receipt.
Similarly all volunteers and PGA Professionals will be issued with a copy and will be required to sign to confirm receipt and that they have read and understood their rights and responsibilities.
Types of abuse
Abuse can occur and does occur both inside and outside sport. Indicators of a child being abused can be difficult to recognise. As a club there is a duty of care to respond to inappropriate behaviour, poor practice as well as reporting suspicions, allegations or disclosures. Some children also abuse other children and there is growing evidence to suggest peer abuse is an increasing concern.
What constitutes abuse?
Physical, Sexual, Neglect, Emotional, Bullying, Grooming, Harassment, Sexting and Radicalisation.
Recruitment of volunteers
Any volunteers wishing to work with juniors from the date of this policy will be required to complete a personal details form.
All volunteers regularly working with juniors will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check via EWGA. All PGA Professionals must go through the PGA.
The junior organiser will ensure this procedure is followed and copies of forms will be kept in the club office.
Training of volunteers
Anyone working regularly with juniors will be required to attend a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop. The training will need to be reviewed every three years.
Codes of Conduct
All juniors, parents, staff, volunteers and PGA coaches working with juniors will be required to sign a code of conduct.
Child Welfare Officer
Fran Kralev is the Lymm Golf Club CWO.
Her contact details are 07730 893018 and email firstname.lastname@example.org
The CWO will be responsible for recording all incidents, suspicions and allegations and will report to :-
Cheshire East Consultation Service 0300 123 5012 (option3)
ChECS Emergency Duty Team 0300 123 5022
Police 999- 101- 01244 350 000
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Child Line 0800 1111
Where there are juniors using facilities they shall be inducted what to do in cases of emergency.
Should there be an emergency whilst out on the course, juniors will be encouraged to have the following numbers programmed into their mobile phones.
Clubhouse 01925 755020 option 1
Pro shop 01925 755020 option 4
Permission will be granted for mobiles to be used on the course for emergencies only.
For first aid emergencies you should refer to the club’s health and safety policy and procedures.
Details of juniors shall be kept on file by the office, junior organiser and the PGA golf professional.
Where there are junior sessions (competitions/coaching) parental permission needs to be granted to use these two methods of imagery.
When there is an outside competition anyone wishing to take pictures must be registered with the organiser who will issue an official photographer badge.
Lymm Golf Club officials will not be responsible for organising transportation to away events. All parents will be required to organise this amongst themselves.Where a club official is a parent they will assume the role of a parent and not that of a club official.
Parents will be made aware that their children will be sharing the facilities where adults may get showered and changed.
Where a parent does not consent to their child accessing the changing facilities, it is their responsibility to ensure that their child does not use the facilities.
All adults must be cautious when showering/changing in front of juniors.
Juniors will be supervised during all competitions and coaching sessions by at least one professional coach and a volunteer.Coaching ratios will be determined by the PGA professional in accordance with their session.
Late Collection Guidelines
In the event of a child not being collected 30 minutes after the agreed time emergency contacts will be used. A child will not be asked to provide an alternative number should the emergency numbers not be contactable.If after an hour the child has still not been collected and the emergency numbers are still uncontactable the local police shall be called. Whenever possible the child will not be left unattended but maybe located in the clubhouse.
Date of meeting to adopt this policy by the management.
This policy will be reviewed every year or earlier should guidance or legislation change.
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