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National Safeguarding Accreditation

Exeter Golf and Country Club has been awarded the England Golf national accreditation for safeguarding.

SafeGolf accreditation demonstrates Exeter Golf and Country Club’s commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults in risk in the sport of golf.

Exeter Golf and Country Club achieved the R&A Women In Golf Charter in February and was awarded ‘Most Welcoming Club’ by England Golf, has demonstrated ongoing committed to growing the game of golf to children and adults through a variety of campaigns and promotions such as Get Into Golf, women’s golf events, junior academies and developing relationships with local schools through coaching initiatives.

The 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.

SafeGolf was established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk.

Darren Everett, Director of Golf said, “We are delighted to have received the SafeGolf accrediation from England Golf. We are proud of our commitment to promoting golf to young people and providing coaching within a safe and secure setting underpins this. This award helps us to spread that message and to tell people that children are safe and secure here and that we understand about beginner golfers and their individual needs.”

The award was presented to Exeter Golf and Country Club by England Golf, who state, “We are delighted that Exeter Golf and Country Club has achieved SafeGolf and that its efforts to grow the game can be nationally recognised.”

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 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 are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.

Darren continued, “Achieving the Women In Golf Charter last month and now the SafeGolf accreditation has been such a positive start to the 2021 golf season. We are proud to achieve the high standards required by England Golf and this reflects our ongoing commitment to quality, safety and the future of golf at Exeter Golf and Country Club.”

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