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Child Protection Policy

Minto Golf Club takes the welfare of its Junior Members very seriously.  In accordance with Scottish Golf Union Policy the Club has published its Child and Adult Protection Policy.  Minto's Child Protection Officer is Mary Glendinning.  Full details of the Policy can be seen below.  After a couple of weeks on the Latest News, Gents and Ladies page, the Policy will remain permanently on the Junior page of the website.

Minto Golf Club Child and Adult Protection Policy


Minto Golf Club will:

  • Promote the health and welfare of children and adults by providing opportunities for them to take part in golf safely;
  • Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of children and adults;
  • Promote and implement appropriate procedures to safeguard the well-being of children and protect children from abuse;
  • Recruit, train, support and supervise the members to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect children from abuse and to minimise risk to themselves;
  • Require members to adopt and abide by this Child and Adult Protection Policy and Procedures;
  • Respond to any allegations of abuse in line with this Policy and Procedures as well as implementing where appropriate, the relevant disciplinary and appeals procedure;
  • Review and evaluate this Policy and Procedures on a regular basis.


The welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility, particularly when it comes to protecting them from abuse. Children have a lot to gain from golf. Their natural sense of fun and spontaneity can blossom in a positive environment created by golf. It provides an excellent opportunity for them to learn new skills, become more confident and maximise their own unique potential. These Policy and Procedures are based on the following principles:

  • The welfare of children is our primary concern;
  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and / or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse;
  • It is everyone’s responsibility to report any concerns about abuse and the responsibility of the Social Work Department and Police to conduct, where appropriate, a joint investigation;
  • All incidents of alleged poor practice, misconduct and abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately;
  • Personal data are processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998.


This Policy and supporting Procedures will be regularly monitored and reviewed:

  • In accordance with changes in legislation and guidance on the protection of children and adults or any changes within Minto Golf Club;
  • Following any issues or concerns raised about the protection of children within Minto Golf Club
  • In all other circumstances, at least annually

Mary G

Mary Glendinning - Minto's Child Protection Officer