Hadley Wood Golf Club takes its responsibilities to the juniors participating in golf, on the course and within the premises of the Club, very seriously. Our child protection policy sets out the standards we wish to uphold in running activities for children and in safeguarding the welfare of young people in our care.
Hadley Wood Golf Club is affiliated with the English Golf Union and the English Women’s 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 out in the ‘Guidelines for Safeguarding Children in Golf’ resource pack.
We take the safety and wellbeing of our juniors and vulnerable adults very seriously.
Children have the right to be shown respect and consideration and to feel safe from harm when at our club. All adults have a duty to report any concerns to the Welfare Officer.
We are planning to expand our Junior coaching programme this spring and we have been working hard throughout lockdown towards accreditation as a England Golf “Safe Golf” venue which tells parents that our staff and volunteers working with young people have gone through the required safeguarding checks and training and have approved safeguarding policies in place which have been communicated to our members.
Our updated safeguarding policies for children and vulnerable adults are available to view on the junior section of our website and the club noticeboard.
Hadley Wood Golf Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard the welfare of all children involved in golf within the club. All children have a right to protection, and to have their particular needs taken into account. Hadley Wood Golf Club will therefore endeavor to ensure the safety and protection of all children involved with the Club through the Child Protection guidelines adopted by the Board of Management of the Club. It is the responsibility off all adults within the Club to assist the Board of Management in achieving this endeavor.
The English Golf Union, The English Women’s Golf Association, the Professional Golfers’ Association and the Golf Foundation recognise that certain sections of the community may experience discrimination in sport and therefore may be prevented from particiating fully and equally in either the administration or playing sport.
Hadley Wood Golf Club and other organisations working through the England Golf Partnership are jointly committed in challenging discrimination within golf in England, and enable those who wish to be involved in the sport to do so in whatever capacity or at whatever level they choose and is appropriate.
Hadley Wood Golf Club’s policy and procedures are based on the above principles and UK and international legislation and government guidance and take into consideration: