Gloucestershire Ladies' County Golf Association
Gloucestershire Girls' Golf (GGG)
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Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy Statement 2014
The GLCGA incorporating GGG acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard the welfare of all children (defined as those under 18) involved in golf within Gloucestershire. All children have a right to protection, and have their particular needs taken into account.
The GLCGA will therefore endeavour to ensure the safety and protection of all children involved within Gloucestershire County Golf through the Safeguarding Children and young People Policy guidelines adopted by the GLCGA Committee. It is the responsibility of all adults within Gloucestershire County golf to assist the GLCGA Committee in this endeavour.
- To provide children with appropriate safety and protection whilst in the care of the GLCGA 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 county golf and to respect confidentiality.
- To provide support to staff and volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues and to fulfil their role effectively.
- To respect confidentiality in managing information in a respectful, professional and purposeful manner. Confidentiality should be maintained in respect to all issues and people involved in concerns about the welfare of a child or bad practice within an organisation. It is important that the rights of both the child and the person about whom the complaint has been made are protected.
- A child is defined by law as a person under the age of 18 years
- The welfare of children is paramount
- All children, regardless of their Age, Race, Religion or Belief, Disability, Sex or Sexual Orientation, have the right to protection from abuse.
- All concerns and allegations of abuse, bullying including cyber bullying and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
- All children have the right to be safe
- All children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect
- GLCGA works with children, their parents and external organisations to safeguard the welfare of children participating in golf
GLCGA recognises the authority of the statutory agencies and are committed to complying with Local Safeguarding Children Board Guidelines (LSCB) and any documentation which supersedes these.
Responsibilities and Communication
- The GLCGA Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy will be available to all members, parents, staff, volunteers and participants on request and reviewed annually.
- The GLCGA Committee has responsibility for ensuring that the policy and procedures are implemented, including taking any appropriate disciplinary action necessary.
- The GLCGA 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 county in implementing procedures and providing their children with the necessary information to safeguard themselves
County Junior Organiser Janice Saunders 01275 376921
County Welfare Officer Barbara Cuff 01179 772285