CGI represents Golf on the Safeguarding Children in Golf (SCIG) group. SCIG is the partnership of governing bodies and golf organisations in the UK are Ireland, and they have a website full of useful tips. There is information for parents about what they should expect and how to give young players essential advice and support. Are you giving your child the support they need to allow them to develop to a level at which they feel comfortable? To support your child in golf have a read of the step-by-step guide see “Supporting your child in golf” on the SCiG website, click here for this and additional information.
All parents should be aware of the Club’s Safeguarding Policy. Parents should be aware of their child’s coaching programme, check who is working with young people in the club and check if these adults have completed the appropriate codes of conduct and vetting procedures. Parents should also be aware of their own code of conduct and agree to abide by it while in the club and at other related golf events.
How aware of you about your child’s safety when using their mobile phones for text, web and social media?
As the golf day can be long and parents are not always near by it is a good idea to have contact with your child using their mobile phone but are you sure that it’s being used in a safe manner? Click here for tips about social media and watching this useful video.