Code Of Conduct For Staff And Volunteers


  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of golf, Treat everyone equally -do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, religion, 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 any physical contact is necessary and appropriate, is witnessed 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.
  • Know and understand your Child Protection Policies and Procedures.
  • Respect young people’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in 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. Promote the positive aspects of golf e.g. fair play.
  • 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.
  • Ensure the activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.

Prepared by Teg Bevan for the Glamorgan Golf Union Jan 2016