Wales Golf would like to assure you that safeguarding remains a priority and staff are working remotely and flexibly to support clubs during this difficult time. We continue to provide a safeguarding service to all clubs, their members, staff and volunteers.
Concerns can be reported by email to Sian Simmons, Wales Golf Lead Safeguarding Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Stokoe, Safeguarding Co-ordinator email@example.com We continue to provide safeguarding advice and support for all involved in the sport of golf. This also includes DBS checks and virtual Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops.
There will be no change in our safeguarding and information sharing practices. We will continue to refer all safeguarding concerns to the relevant statutory agencies, as well as relevant sports bodies and SafeGolf Group partners.
If you have any concerns or need advice and support please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Lead Safeguarding Officer
Sport Specific Guidance on Virtual Coaching
Many coaches are looking to stay in-touch and host virtual lessons with their pupils during this challenging time.
The NSPCC has created a useful safeguarding guidance on virtual coaching to keep in-touch with golfers at home.
The sport specific guidance on virtual coaching covers:
• Safeguarding procedures
• Online group coaching sessions
• One on one online coaching sessions
• Training programmes and schedules
Click here for sport specific guidance on virtual coaching
NSPCC Coronavirus Hub
The NSPCC has collated all the information relevant at this time in one place. This includes key information for parents and carers during this time.
Click here to access the NSPCC Coronavirus Hub
Help for children who may be anxious and worried about the Coronavirus
Click here for Childline – to access information, advice and support
Click here for Young Minds – what to do if you are anxious about Coronavirus
Click here for Emerging Minds – supporting children and young people with worries and anxiety.
Click here for Mind – Coronavirus and your wellbeing for young people
Please be aware of online safety as the risk of online abuse is heightened during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Please visit the Childline and NSPCC websites to access information and advice on how to stay safe online and also ThinkuKnow which breaks the information down into ages of the young people
Your personal mental health is very important during this time. Take a look at the advice on the websites below on how to support your mental health and wellbeing.
Click here for Coronavirus and your mental health help
Click here for advice on looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
Ann Craft Trust in collaboration with Clubmatters have produced a leaflet about Safeguarding adults during COVID 19 for clubs click here to veiw it.