SLCGA Code of Conduct for Officials and Volunteers
Definition of Officials:
Members of the County Management Committee
Members of the Junior Committee
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of golf.
- Treat everyone equally and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
- If you see any form of discrimination, do not condone it or allow it to go unchallenged.
- Place the well-being and safety of the young person above the development of performance.
- Develop an appropriate working relationship with young people, based on mutual trust and respect.
- Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the young person's full consent and approval.
- Endeavour to always work in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment).
- Do not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player. This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms.
- Know and understand the County's Child Protection Policies and Procedures.
- Respect young people's opinions when making decisions about their participation in golf.
- Inform players and parents of the County's Code of Conduct for Young Golfers.
- Be aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent.
- Display high standards of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.
- Do not smoke, drink or use recreational drugs while actively working with young people in the County.
- Do not give young people alcohol when they are under the care of the County.