Bradford Moor has just received the SafeGolf accreditation from England Golf, demonstrating the club's commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults in risk in the sport of golf.
The SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.
The SafeGolf partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf is firstly, a website – www.safegolf.org – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.
Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs to ensure all clubs provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.
Malcolm Carr is BMGC's Club Welfare Officer and your best initial point of contact if you do have any concerns or simply want to know more. Malcom's contact details can be found the Safeguarding policy documents on our website's 'About' page.