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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).

Information on the role of Club Welfare Officer and job description can 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 safeguarding section of this website.

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

Although the area of safeguarding and developing safeguarding policies 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, young people and adults safe.  Template policies can be 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.

For more information please click here or to register your interest in this workshop complete the form below

Time to Listen for Club Welfare Officers in Golf

This UKCoaching interactive online classroom will give you an essential understanding of what is required of welfare officers that are responsible for managing and reporting concerns about children, and for putting into place procedures to safeguard children, ensuring that you have the practical knowledge required to take a child-focused approach and excel in the role.

You will also learn about the importance of building relationships and trust with the key people that you’ll be working with, essential to working with colleagues to safeguard children effectively.

Through interactive scenarios featuring people from different sports and activities, you will also practise your decision-making in a safe and supportive environment, enabling you to explore some possible consequences of your decisions. This will help to prepare you to act in similar scenarios as a welfare officer, giving you crucial confidence in your ability to act in each child’s best interest.

Visit our workshop and events section to view up and coming courses

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

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 Template Safeguarding Policy and Procedures 2023
  • Club Template Safeguarding Adult Policy and Procedures 2023

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