Statement by Scottish Golf

“Scottish Golf accepts that the welfare and safety of children and young people is the responsibility of everyone in the sport, whether paid staff or volunteer.  As an organisation Scottish Golf will develop a consistent approach to ensure that the highest standards of child protection are implemented across the sport. Scottish Golf is therefore committed to developing policies, procedures and providing guidance, education and training opportunities for clubs.

Clubs have a duty of care not only to the children and young people in their club but also to the coaches, helpers and officials working within the club.  By adhering to the policies and procedures set by Scottish Golf and adopting best practice, the risk of harm should be reduced and allow all those participating in golf to enjoy a safe, fun and positive experience.”

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