Branshaw Golf Club is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all individuals involved in golf.
We want to ensure that the sport of golf is one within which all participants can thrive in a safe environment and that all children and young people have an enjoyable and positive experience when playing golf.
The role of the Welfare Officer is to take the lead in the Club on welfare and protection issues and ensure the appropriate action is taken when there is a potential / alleged abuse, bullying or poor practice. It is not their role to investigate fully any allegations made. The Welfare Officer will undertake Child Protection training provided by national golfing bodies and others. Child protection concerns will be reported to the police/Social Services Department as appropriate.
You may wish to contact England Golf Lead Safeguarding officer, on 01526 351824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the England Golf Lead Safeguarding Officer is not available and a delay cannot be justified then seek advice from the local County Council Safeguarding Adults Team or County Council Social Care-Emergency Duty Team.
Our Welfare Officer
The Welfare Officer for Branshaw Golf Club is: Steven Smith
Everyone working with children and young people has a responsibility for keeping them safe, irrespective of their role, whether they are paid members of staff or volunteers.
England Golf is committed to ensure that the sport of golf is one within which all participants can thrive in a safe environment and that all children and young people have an enjoyable and positive experience when playing golf.
Safeguarding duties apply to an adult who:
⦁ Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;
⦁ Is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect; and;
⦁ As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect.