STGC is proud to inform members and visitors to our website that we are now the ninth club in Kent to have achieved the SafeGolf club accreditation from England Golf.
SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.
STGC's Club Welfare Officer Patrick Greenidge says that "The Town is a great little big club. It’s very friendly, welcoming and forward-thinking and has a great attitude towards promoting golf in a competitive spirit. This award helps us to spread that message and to tell people that children and vulnerable adults are safe and secure here.”
The SafeGolf partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf is firstly a website (www.safegolf.org) through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body. Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs to ensure all clubs provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA is also using the standards to apply to all its PGA professional Coaches.
Click the link below to see other clubs in Kent with the SafeGolf accreditation