Code of Conduct for Coaches and Volunteers

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of golf
  • Treat everyone equally and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability
  • If you see any form of discrimination, do not condone it or allow it to go unchallenged
  • Place the well-being and safety of the young person above the development of performance
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with young people, based on mutual trust and respect
  • Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the young person’s full consent and approval
  • Always work in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)
  • Do not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player. This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms
  • You should not have regular contact outside your club role with the juniors and should not engage in regular communication through text, email or social network sites
  • Know and understand the Hampshire Ladies Golf Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
  • Respect young people’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in golf
  • Inform players and parents of the requirements of golf
  • Be aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent
  • Display high standards of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation
  • Do not smoke, drink or use recreational drugs while actively working with young people in the club. This reflects a negative image and could compromise the safety of the young people
  • Do not give young people alcohol when they are under the care of the club
  • Hold relevant qualifications and insurance cover. All Staff, Volunteers & Coaches who work regularly with children must have current DBS clearance, approved by England Golf Governance Department
  • Ensure the activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
  • Promote the positive aspects of golf e.g. fair play
  • Display high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Follow Club Procedures & good practice guidelines
  • Ensure that you attend appropriate training to keep up to date with your role and the welfare of young people
  • Report any concerns you may have in relation to a child or the behaviour of an adult, following reporting procedures laid down by the Hampshire Ladies Golf