Safeguarding Children in Golf

SCiG works in partnership to ensure that young people involved in golf can thrive and flourish in a safe environment.

We all need to play our part in protecting kids in golf, making sure their experiences of our sport are positive ones. Whether it’s at home, at school or down at the golf club, the safety and wellbeing of junior players should be a priority for everyone.

Child protection is not just something for the Junior section to worry about. Every sector in the golfing community, and every person involved in promoting, teaching and playing golf – instructors, officials, parents, even kids themselves – should understand this issue and take the safety of young players seriously.

The foundation has the following core principles and more information and advice can be found on their website:

  • The child’s welfare is paramount (a ‘child’ is defined as any young person under the age of 18);
  • All children – regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religious belief, sexual identity and any disability – have a right to enjoy sport, free from any kind of abuse or poor practice;
  • The governing bodies of golf, affiliated county unions, county associations and clubs have responsibilities for the welfare of children who take part in our sport.

The Safeguarding Children in Golf site gives you full access to procedures and guidance along with Workshop dates for anyone who is involved in the Junior Section of your Clubs.