Allegations, Concerns and Welfare Issues
In many cases, a child will choose to reveal an unhappy situation at home to a volunteer or coach in golf.
As a trusted adult friend, the coach/volunteer is often the most easily identifiable person for a child to turn to. You may wish to seek support in these cases and the NSPCC Helpline can provide sensible advice and support, even if you do not wish to reveal your own name or that of the child concerned.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child in golf, however great or small, or concerns regarding the behaviour or practice of a coach or organiser, please contact Diane Davies, Lead Child Protection Officer on 07923 065317 or Sian Simmons, Safeguarding Co-ordinator on 01633 436040 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The NSPCC have a Child Protection In Sport Unit (CPSU), which aims to help sports address the needs they have in relation to child protection. The CPSU website has some helpful resources to download and advice on a variety of issues.