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Golf should be fun!

You should feel safe and enjoy your sport Is something worrying you?

Do you need someone to talk to?

Speak to your club welfare officer - David White

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Telephone Number: 07909990118

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Whipsnade Park Golf Club is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all individuals involved in golf.

Safeguarding duties apply to an Children, Young People and Adult who:

·      Has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs) and;

·      Is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect; and;

·      As a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect.

More information:

Club Welfare Officer

Children Safeguarding Policy

Adults Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Club Welfare Officer Role


Key Principles for Children and Young people

  • The welfare of children is paramoun

  • A child is defined by law in England and Wales as a person under the age of 18 years.

  • All children, regardless of their Age, Race, Religion or Belief, Disability, Gender identity or Sexual Orientation, have the right to protection from abuse.

  • All concerns and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

  • All children have the right to be safe

  • All children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • The Whipsnade Park Golf Club will work with children, their parents/ carers and external organisations to safeguard the welfare of children participating in golf

  • We recognise the authority of the statutory agencies and are committed to complying with Local Safeguarding Children Board Guidelines (LSCB), Working Together under the Children Act 2004, and any legislation and statutory guidance that supersedes these. 

  • The is committed to working in partnership with other key UK Golf Bodies to continually improve and to promote safeguarding initiatives across the sport.

  • The Whipsnade Park Golf Club owes a legal duty of care to children on their premises or engaged in their activities. That duty is to take reasonable care to ensure their reasonable safety and the duty is higher than it would be for adults.