WELCOME TO ISLE OF MAN GOLF
Sport plays a large part in the life of the Isle of Man. Its governing bodies, officials and players have a responsibility to ensure the welfare and safety of players, especially children and other vulnerable persons. Isle of Man Golf and the Island’s Affiliated Golf Clubs take this responsibility very seriously.
There are a number of ways that risks may present themselves to children participating in sport, not just in golf:
· Bullying of children by their peers or adults
· Individuals exploiting their positions to gain access to children
· Placing unrealistic performance expectations on children
· Lacking awareness of the needs for safeguarding
· Poor planning
Everyone in golf has a part to play in safeguarding children on the course, on the driving range and at the club. Isle of Man Golf and the Island’s Clubs fully understand the shared responsibility of organisations in promoting children’s wellbeing and safeguarding them from harm.
Our Safeguarding Policy (click here to download) outlines how Isle of Man Golf and its Affiliated Clubs will operate to protect children within golf. The policy provides effective guidance and contact information for agencies working in child protection. Forms for volunteers to complete may be dowloaded here.
If you wish to establish whether any of your volunteers or staff require DBS checks, please read the policy for guidance.
If you have any queries relating to safeguarding procedures or concerns about any adult’s behaviour or a child’s welfare, you should initially contact the Welfare Officer at your local Golf Club or Richard Power, Isle of Man Golf’s Safeguarding Officer on 07624 498440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org