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Child Safeguarding Statement

Bandon Golf Club is fully committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of juniors. Every individual in golf should at all times, show respect and understanding for all member’s rights, safety and welfare and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of Bandon Golf Club and the guidelines contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport Bandon Golf Club Safeguarding Policy and Golf’s Safeguarding Policy.

Bandon Golf Club first priority is the welfare of juniors and we are committed to providing an environment that will allow participants to perform to the best of their ability, free from neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, bullying and intimidation. All leaders within Bandon Golf Club undergo the necessary Garda Vetting/Access NI checks, sign codes of conduct and complete the appropriate safeguarding training as required by legislation and best practice.

Bandon Golf Club written Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring and gives the required policy, guidance and procedures required to alleviate these risks.

In addition to our risk assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children whilst they are availing of our activities. Bandon Golf Club has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:

  • Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities
  • Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities
  • Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
  • Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities

Bandon Golf Club Safeguarding Policy (pdf)

For further information in relation to safeguarding juniors or if you have a concern please contact our Club Children’s Officer/Designated Liaison Person person(s) below. If you feel that a junior is in immediate danger contact Tusla/Gateway NI or An Garda Síochána/PSNI

Role Name Contact Details
Bandon Golf
Designated Liaison Person Stephen Kelleher

(023 88411111) (087-9751194)

Club Children’s Officer Vera Slattery
(023 88411111) (086-8245892)
Junior Convenor – Girls Kathleen Cummins
(023 88411111) (086-1571654)
Junior Convenor – Boys Shane O'Driscoll
(023 88411111) (087-7637785)
PGA Professional Paddy O Boyle
(023 88411111)
Junior Captain (Boys) Killian O'Donovan (023 88411111)
Junior Captain (Girls) Beth McCarthy (023 88411111)

This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed by 11th March 2022

SignedVera Slattery

Position: Children’s Officer    Date: 13th October 2021

On behalf of Bandon Golf Club:    Phone no: 353 (0) 023-8841111