Clubs have a duty of care not only to the children and young people in their club but also to the coaches, volunteers and officials working within the club. By adhering to the policies and procedures set by Scottish Golf and adopting best practice, the risk of harm should be reduced and allow all those participating in golf to enjoy a safe, fun and positive experience.
The Safeguarding Resource for Clubs toolkit which can be downloaded below provides a full range of template policies, procedures and guidance for use within a club or golfing organisation.
Updated PVG Process – The PVG process is now online. Safeguarding Officers will send an online applicant request form to Scottish Golf for any applicants requiring a PVG check. The applicant will then be e-mailed a link from Disclosure Scotland to complete their application via an online portal. Details on the full process can be found here
The templates below are a good starting point and should be adapted to suit your organisation. When developing Safeguarding Policies and Procedures (and their implementation) it is important to remember that your organisation has overall accountability for these.