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