Sussex County Golf Union hits the mark with national golf accreditation for safeguarding
Sussex County Golf Union, which is backing the drive to grow the game, has achieved the SafeGolf accreditation from England Golf demonstrating its commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults in risk in the sport of golf.
The award was presented to Sussex County Golf Union by Victoria Crosbie-Cowley, England Golf’s Club Support Officer. “I’m delighted that Sussex County Golf Union has achieved SafeGolf and that its efforts to grow the game and safeguard it’s participants can be nationally recognised.”
SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.
The SafeGolf partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf is firstly, a website – www.safegolf.org – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.
Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs and counties to ensure everyone provides a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.
Find an accredited coach – www.safegolf.org