Effingham Golf Club

Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding Adults Policy

Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy

Our in-house  Club Welfare Officer is  Gary Collins who can be contacted by email - - or by calling 01372 414132

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child in golf, or outside the sport, or concerns about the behaviour or practice of a coach or organiser, or anyone else involved in the sport, you can talk to England Golf's governance team on 01526 351824 or email 

If you have immediate concerns about the welfare of any child or adult, contact the police on 101 or ring the NSPCC 24-hour free helpline on 0808 800 5000.

Concerns might include:

  • Bullying of children by their peers or by adults
  • Individuals exploiting their position to gain access to children
  • Placing unrealistic performance expectations on children
  • Lacking awareness of the needs for safeguarding
  • Poor planning

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