Child Safe Policy - Port Lincoln Golf Club Inc

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PORT LINCOLN GOLF CLUB
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO ENSURE A CHILDSAFE
ENVIRONMENT December 2007

1. Port Lincoln Golf Club is committed to encouraging new young members
To achieve this, the Club will:
a. Appoint a volunteer Junior Coordinator who will

  • . Run a regular coaching program at times suitable to the coach and to young playerswhich will include instruction about Course and Clubhouse etiquette

  • . Run competitions suitable to the age and level of competency of young golfers (fromthe 150m mark for younger, less experienced players up to a full 18 holes from mens or womens tee blocks as appropriate)

  • . encourage young players to enter area and state-wide competitions at appropriate levels

  • . encourage young players to take advantage of visits by coaches such as Nick McCormack and Jan Douglas

b. Provide the opportunity to join as

  • . a sub ]junior member (less than 13 years) at a cost of $50 per annum (pro-rata after the end of May each year)

  • .a junior member (13 years but less than 18 years) at a cost of $100 per annum (pro-rata after the end of May each year)

c. Support the Junior Coordinator in running of competitions as required
d. Support the Junior programme by providing prizes/ trophies for Junior Competition on the advice of the Junior Coordinator
e. Expect that all members will set good examples of Course and Clubhouse etiquette
f. Expect that all members make Junior and Sub-Junior members and their parents/ caregivers feel welcome on the course and in the Clubhouse. This includes being prepared to play in competition with those Juniors who have a handicap or are putting in cards in order to gain a handicap.
2. Port Lincoln Golf Club is committed to ensuring safety for children
To achieve this, the Club will:

  • . expect that children 12 or under will be accompanied by and supervised by an adult on the course and within the Clubhouse

  • .expect all members to make children and their parents/caregivers feel welcome on the course and in the Clubhouse

  •        .appoint a Member Protection Information Officer to whom abuse (physical, emotional, sexual) or neglect can be reported and any such instances will be promptly responded to.

  • Inform members that any member working with children has a legal obligation to report any suspected child abuse and/or neglect

P.L.G.C. Junior Coordinator, Norm Marks, has agreed to be the Member
Protection Information Officer

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