LIV Golf acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of players and volunteers under the age of eighteen and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.
LIV Golf is committed to making sure that a safe environment is provided for all minor professional athletes and/or volunteers involved in LIV Golf’s golf events and recognises that the welfare and interests of minors are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children have a positive and enjoyable experience whilst playing or volunteering in the LIV Golf events and are protected from abuse.
LIV Golf is committed to prioritising safeguarding as it grows as a business and shall continue to re-evaluate its approach in this area on a regular basis to ensure that it is in keeping with best practice. LIV Golf shall incorporate the views of minors and their teams into its safeguarding policies.
As part of our safeguarding policy LIV Golf intends to:
• promote and prioritise the safety and well-being of children and young people;
• value, listen to and respect children;
• adopt safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers;
• ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to symptoms of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people, including how to share/report any concerns;
• appoint a Safeguarding Champion with specific responsibility for safeguarding (details of whom can be found at the end of this statement);
• ensure that those involved in the provision of services to children and young people under the age of eighteen are appropriately managed, and are suitably skilled to provide support and advocacy on behalf of children and young people;
• ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/symptoms of abuse and support provided to the individual(s) that raise or disclose the concern;
• ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored;
• record and store information securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance;
• prevent the employment or deployment of unsuitable individuals by recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made;
• appoint a nominated safeguarding lead for children and young people, a deputy and a lead trustee/board member for safeguarding;
• develop and implement an effective online safety policy and related procedures;
• share information about safeguarding and good practice with children and their parents via one-to-one discussions should they request it;
• make sure that children, young people and their parents know where to go for help if they have a concern; and
• arrange and mandate attendance at appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people for everyone who has 1:1 contact with a minor.
Date of last review: 23 January 2023