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Role of club Welfare Officer and Support

Support is available for you and your club and we are here to help!

The Club Welfare Officer

The SafeGolf Partners recommend that all counties and clubs with junior members should appoint and train a Club Welfare Officer (CWO).

For information on the role of Club Welfare Officer and job description see downloads section below.  Further information can also be found on the CPSU website.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Support for Clubs and Club Welfare Officers

Information on safeguarding, reporting procedures and more can also be found in the club section of this website.

Wales Golf are committed to ensure that the sport of golf is one within which children and young people involved can thrive and flourish in a safe environment and that all children, young people and vulnerable people have a fun, safe and positive experience when playing golf.

Although the area of Safeguarding and Developing a Child Safeguarding policy may appear daunting, there is user friendly, good information and support readily available to assist with the process.  A good policy is an asset to the club and its members and above all will keep children safe. A template policy is available to download below.

Safeguarding & Protection Children Workshop

This is a 3 hour workshop and helps educate and remove the “scare” factor felt by some when confronted with the topic of child and adult welfare.

To view all available courses please click here or to register your interest in this workshop complete the form below

Time to Listen for Club Welfare Officers in Golf

Time to Listen is a 3 hour workshop developed by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit and has been adapted to be specific to Golf.  The workshop is aimed at Club Welfare Officers and people who have a role within welfare at your club.  ‘Time to Listen’ is additional to the Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop (SPC) and it is recommended that individuals should have attended the SPC workshop prior to attending.

What is covered? The workshop builds on basic awareness and focuses on implementation in the club environment. It also gives individuals in a similar role the opportunity to discuss Golf specific issues, challenges and good practice in a friendly and informal environment. Plus more!

To view all available courses please click here or to register your interest in this workshop complete the form below

Further information and templates are available on the following sites;

Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)


Poster resource

A poster designed by a young person is available Free of charge to golf clubs to put on their notice boards. This will help increase awareness of the club welfare officer, the lead child protection officer and additional help available.  A copy has been sent direct to club secretaries or please contact

Key Contacts

Sian Simmons is the Wales Golf Lead Safeguarding Officer, if you have any queries or would like to discuss any issue related to child protection, please contact her at

Criminal Record Bureau (CRB)/ DBS Checks

Clubs must ensure that volunteers and staff working with children regularly have obtained a DBS disclosure, Sian Simmons, Lead Safeguarding Officer is responsible for DBS checks, if you have any questions regarding any aspect of the DBS application process please contact her via e-mail at or by telephoning 01633 436040.

  • Club Welfare Officer Role Description
  • Club Welfare Officer Role
  • Template Club Children & Young People Safeguarding and Procedures
  • Template Club Safeguarding Adults Policy

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