In very recent years increasing attention and concern for the welfare of “Young Persons” has developed nationally, following of a number of well publicised tragic cases of abuse. Golf, just as all other Sports has therefore had to address these issues, such that we now operate within an environment where it is not acceptable to continue any regular programme of activities involving young persons, adopting traditional, essentially informal, methods and approaches. The EGU have now approved guidance on this topic which is directed towards both County organisations and individual Clubs, the document “Safeguarding Children in Golf” was released for general publication at the beginning of March 2008. The CUGC have accepted the general principles embodied within this publication and has as a result adopted the Policy and Procedures in setting out its approach to County Junior Golf Operations.
The Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs Policy & Procedures may be downloaded here.
For further information on this, and any other matters relating to County Junior Golf, please contact the County Secretary , Stephen Foster.