Cushendall Golf Club Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
Our club is committed to ensuring that the safety, welfare and well-being of children is maintained at all times during their participation in activities run by the club and its member bodies.
We aim to promote a safe environment for all children and to assist all staff, officials, coaches, members and volunteers to recognise child abuse and neglect and follow the appropriate notification procedures when reporting alleged abuse. Those working reguarly with juniors are AccessNI checked and attend regular Safeguarding workshops..
The club has two designated Safeguarding Officers who also attend the required Safeguarding workshops:
Club Children's Officer - Mrs Anne Harvey - for contact details refer to the members only area
Designated Liaison Person - Mr Hugh McManus - for contact details refer to the members only area
Copies of our Safeguarding and Young People Policy containing various Codes of Behaviour are available in the club. All members under the age of 18 have been given a copy.
Guidelines for Reporting Incidents are clearly posted throughout the club and if anyone wishes to report an incident he/she should follow the procedures outlined.
We at Cushendall Golf Club aim to promote the participation of children in our club by creating a culture of safety and fun.
We at Cushendall Golf Club are committed to good practice which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers accept and recognise their responsibility to provide an environment which promotes the safety of the child at all times. To achieve this we will:
- Develop an awareness of the issues which may lead to children being harmed.
- Create an open environment by identifying Child Protection & Safeguarding Officers to whom the children can turn to if they need to talk.
- Adopt child centred and democratic coaching styles.
- Adopt safeguarding guidelines through Codes of Conduct for members and all adults working at the club. Adult workers include coaches, parents, and volunteers.
- Ensure careful recruitment, selection and management procedures. These procedures will include regular support and supervision is provided to staff/volunteers.
- Ensure complaints, grievance and disciplinary procedures are included in our constitution.
- Share information about concerns with children and parents and others who need to know.
- Provide information as required to the management committee.
- Ensure good and safe working/playing practices.
- Be involved in training made available through the various agencies and strengthen links with these agencies.
- Keep Safeguarding policies under regular review (every three years minimum).
- Have procedures relating specifically to bullying, away trips, transport, use of photography and communication through texting or social media forums.
Date Agreed by Club Management Group 16th November 2018
Date for Review 16th November 2021