Kedleston Park Golf Club in Derbyshire has received the SafeGolf accreditation from England Golf, demonstrating the club’s commitment to safeguarding children and young people as well as adults at risk in the sport of golf.
Kedleston Park is a progressive club committed to growing the sport of golf and encouraging junior golfers. The Junior section is governed by a separate Junior Trust Committee within the club which strives to offer a variety of coaching opportunities; to get more members actively participating and enjoying their golf.
“Kedleston Park is a friendly and forward-thinking club,” said Jan Cunningham, Kedleston’s Welfare Officer, who led the club’s push towards the SafeGolf accreditation. “This award will help us spread the message that children are safe and sound at Kedleston Park and that we understand the requirements of beginner golfers.”
The club boasts a mature parkland course set within the grounds of Kedleston Hall, a grand 18th century stately home located just a few miles northwest of Derby city centre.
The SafeGolf partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.