Child Protection Policies

Your child’s safety and enjoyment is the up most importance to us and as a result these are the procedures we have enforced.

AYLESBURY VALE GOLF CLUB AND RPGA SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

Aylesbury Vale Golf Club and RPGA has considered its responsibilities to the children participating in golf at our premises and within our club very carefully, and has produced the following Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in order to set out the standards we wish to uphold in providing activities for children and safeguarding the welfare of children in our care.

Aylesbury Vale Golf Club affiliates to England Golf, and our professional coaching staff coaching children are members of the Professional Golfers’ Association. The Club recognises the policies of these Governing Bodies, as set in out here.

POLICY STATEMENT

  • Aylesbury Vale Golf Club and RPGA acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard the welfare of all children (defined as those under 18) involved in golf within the club. All children have a right to protection, and have their particular needs taken into account.
  • Aylesbury Vale Golf Club and RPGA 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 of the club. It is the responsibility of all adults within the club to assist the Management in this endeavour.

POLICY AIMS

  • To provide children with appropriate safety and protection whilst in the care of the club and also help them to enjoy their experience of the sport.
  • To reassure parents that their children will receive the best practicable care possible whilst participating in activities within the club.
  • To provide support to staff and volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues and to fulfil their role effectively.

PRINCIPLES

  • 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 golf have a responsibility to report concerns to the Club Welfare 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES & COMMUNICATION

  • The Policy will be reviewed every three years by the Management and amended as appropriate. Guidance from golf’s governing bodies will be sought as part of the review process.
  • The Club Welfare Officer has responsibility for responding to any allegations, concerns or child protection incidents, passing information to the appropriate National Governing Body Lead Child Protection Officer and informing the appropriate club staff.
  • Parents have a responsibility to work together with the club in implementing procedures and providing their children with the necessary information to safeguard themselves.

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