Staffordshire Union of Golf Clubs

SLCGA Code of Conduct for Officials and Volunteers

Definition of Officials:

Members of the County Management Committee
Members of the Junior Committee

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of golf.

  2. Treat everyone equally and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

  3. If you see any form of discrimination, do not condone it or allow it to go unchallenged.

  4. Place the well-being and safety of the young person above the development of performance.

  5. Develop an appropriate working relationship with young people, based on mutual trust and respect.

  6. Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the young person's full consent and approval.

  7. Endeavour to always work in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment).

  8. 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.

  9. Know and understand the County's Child Protection Policies and Procedures.

  10. Respect young people's opinions when making decisions about their participation in golf.

  11. Inform players and parents of the County's Code of Conduct for Young Golfers.

  12. Be aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent.

  13. Display high standards of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.

  14. Do not smoke, drink or use recreational drugs while actively working with young people in the County.

  15. Do not give young people alcohol when they are under the care of the County.

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