Child Welfare Workshops

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshops

Golf Development Wales in association with Sports Wales and  UK Coaching has developed a three hour workshop on child/adult protection.

Entitled “Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop”, this evening workshop has been designed to be of use to volunteers and coaches involved in the delivery of junior golf in Wales (N.B. it is worth 25 cpd points to PGA Professionals).

This workshop should help educate and remove the “scare” factor felt by some when confronted with the topic of child and adult welfare.

You will receive a copy of Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide for Sportspeople at the workshop.

Cost of Workshop - £20.00

Wednesday 9th August 2017, Garnant Park GC - 6-9pm, click here to register

To register your interest in this workshop click here 


NEW !!!! - Online Refresher Training

It is recommended that individuals working with children refresh their safeguarding training at least every 3 years. Those who need renew their training now have the option of attending another face to face SPC workshop, or undertaking the new SportsCoach UK ‘Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport’ eLearning course. Golf Union of Wales will accept the online refresher for funding purposes, PGA professionals will receive 10 CPD points for completing the online training, and 3 CPD points are awarded by the GCMA to a Secretary or Manager.

It is available immediately here

The course is £16 and takes 1 ½ hours.  You can enter and leave the course at your convenience and on completion you will be emailed your certificate.


Time to Listen for Club Welfare Officers in Golf

Time to Listen is a 3 hour workshop developed by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit and has been adapted to be specific to Golf.

The workshop is aimed at Club Welfare Officers and people who have a role within welfare at your club.

‘Time to Listen’ is additional to the Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop (SPC) and it is recommended that individuals should have attended the SPC workshop prior to attending.

What is covered?

The workshop builds on basic awareness and focuses on implementation in the club environment. It also gives individuals in a similar role the opportunity to discuss Golf specific issues, challenges and good practice in a friendly and informal environment. Plus more! (N.B. it is worth 15 cpd points to PGA Professionals).

Cost of Workshop - £20.00

To register your interest in this workshop click here

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) are running multi-sport TTL workshops - for more information on venues and dates click here, all bookings can be made via


Safeguarding Surgeries

Once a month the Lead Child Protection Officer, Diane Davies holds a Safeguarding Surgery, the surgery is an informal meeting  where clubs can bring any concerns or issues for discussion and assistance.  It was mandatory from 2014 for all affiliated golf clubs to have a Child Protection Policy in place and displayed in their clubhouse and on the club website.  If clubs need any help to put this in place this can be done at the Safeguarding Surgery and there is also an opportunity to meet representatives from other clubs so that any good practices, ideas or concerns can be shared.

For more information please contact


For further information on Child Welfare and Child Protection Policies please look at the web links below:

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