In many cases, a child will choose to reveal an unhappy situation at home to a volunteer or coach in golf.
As a trusted adult friend, the coach/volunteer is often the most easily identifiable person for a child to turn to. You may wish to seek support in these cases and the NSPCC Helpline can provide sensible advice and support, even if you do not wish to reveal your own name or that of the child concerned.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000, NSPCC Website
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or adult at risk in golf, however great or small, or concerns regarding the behaviour or practice of a coach or organiser, please contact Sian Simmons, Lead Safeguarding Officer on 01633 436040 or via email email@example.com
The NSPCC have a Child Protection In Sport Unit (CPSU), which aims to help sports address the needs they have in relation to child protection. The CPSU website has some helpful resources to download and advice on a variety of issues