Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs

Safeguarding Parental Consent

Players & Parents Guidance & Permissions

The LUGC is delighted to welcome you and your child to what we hope is the first of many events that you will be taking part in.

The positive effect of your support, as a parent, can’t be overstated.

To enable us to provide the best experience for you and your child, we kindly request that you read through the following guidance and complete the required sections.

Please remember:

  • Take an interest in your child’s activity and progress and be supportive.
  • Familiarise yourself with the LUGC Safeguarding Policy (available online).
  • Be punctual when dropping off and picking up your child for and from coaching / events.
  • It is important to communicate with the event organiser if collecting your child after an event may cause a problem.
  • When leaving your child, make sure they have the necessary provisions for the day.
  • Ensuring clothing is adequate and has the ability to meet the requirements of changing weather conditions.
  • Please ensure that your mobile is switched on when you are away from the club, so that you can be contacted in an emergency.
  • Discuss any concerns regarding the organisation of activities or the behaviour of adults towards your child with the County Welfare Officer, who will treat any concerns you or your child may have in the strictest confidence.
  • The county is not responsible for providing adult supervision except at formal coaching, matches, or competitions.
  • England Golf Compliance department are also available for confidential advice: 01526 351824.

As a young golfer taking part in a LUGC activity, you should:

  • Help create and maintain an environment free of fear and harassment.
  • Demonstrate fair play and apply golf’s standards both on and off the course.
  • Understand that you have the right to be treated as an individual.
  • Look out for yourself and for the welfare of others.
  • Speak out (to your parents or a county representative) if you consider that you or others have been poorly treated.
  • Be organised and on time.
  • Treat organisers and coaches with respect.
  • Observe instructions or restrictions requested by the adults looking after you.

You should not take part in any irresponsible, abusive, inappropriate or illegal behaviour which includes:

  • Smoking.
  • Using foul language.
  • Publicly using critical or disrespectful descriptions of others either in person or through text, email or social network sites.
  • Consuming alcohol, illegal performance-enhancing drugs or stimulants.
  • Any behaviour which would reflect badly on the Lancashire Union Of Golf Clubs.

The Lancashire Union Of Golf Clubs (LUGC) is committed to ensuring that all children who are involved in golf have a safe and positive experience of the sport.

We provide support and guidance on safeguarding children to affiliated clubs, parents and individuals and have a robust system in place to ensure that our staff and volunteers have up to date DBS certification and Safeguarding training. Our systems and policies are regularly reviewed.

The LUGC takes all safeguarding concerns seriously and ensures all concerns are dealt with promptly, appropriately and sensitively.

We recognise the importance of people feeling able to report their concerns to an independent person not involved in coaching or player selection. Anyone who has concerns or issues is urged to report those to the County Safeguarding Officer Darron Tickle, who will act independently and will investigate any concerns and manage complaints on your behalf.

Darron can be contacted on

You may also report safeguarding issues through your clubs welfare officer, or direct to England Golf through its Compliance Manager,

01526 351824 or email

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County Office

Hurlston Hall Golf Club
Hurlston Lane, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, L40 8HB

Telephone: 01772 731330

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