Safety is the most important and first priority in every element of everything we deliver as a club. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for everyone to play and enjoy rugby.
This dedicated area has been designed to be a starting point to enable you to easily find All-Things-Safety. This includes links to our policies, procedures and initiatives to constantly assess and improve safety for everyone interacting with our club.
We will be adding more information here, looking to constantly improve it, to ensure that it is a truly useful resource, for everyone to use.
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Everyone shares the responsibility for safeguarding and creating safe environments in rugby union whether as a player, parent, coach, spectator or club official.
All should operate within an accepted ethical framework and demonstrate exemplary behaviour to both safeguard children and protect all personnel from allegations of abuse or poor practice.
Children, which is anyone under the age of 18, must be cared for in the correct manner, as set out in the RFU Safeguarding Policy.
We are equally committed to safeguarding the welfare of all adults (everyone over the age of 18) involved in the game, particularly those deemed to be at risk.
You are duty bound to report a concern
The WRFC's aim is to create a culture where everyone feels confident to raise concerns without prejudice to their own position. Anyone with concerns about the behaviour of a coach, official, volunteer, administrator, professional staff or any other member of the children’s workforce which may be harmful to the child in their care must report them in accordance with the Safeguarding Policy.
If you have witnessed or heard about an incident which concerns you, it is important to report it to someone in authority, in the first instance to the Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO). In their absence the Constituent Body Safeguarding Manager (CBSM) or RFU Safeguarding team.
- Stay calm, but don’t delay;
- Re-assure the child that they are not to blame;
- Do not make any promises of confidentiality or outcome;
- Keep questions to a minimum;
- Make brief accurate notes at the earliest opportunity
Rugby should be Fun, we are committed to enhancing the Rugby experience for children through a child centred approach.
If you have a concern make sure that you report it to the CLUB SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
Additionally, the RFU Safeguarding Department can be contacted on – Tel: 0208 831 7454/79 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Childline: 0800 1111
If you are concerned that a child is at risk of immediate serious harm, dial 999
RFU Safeguarding for Children and Adults
RugbySafe is the RFU’s overarching player welfare campaign that aims to support clubs, schools, colleges, universities and participants at all levels of the game.
RugbySafe shows you how to position player welfare at the heart of the game so that rugby is played in a safe and enjoyable environment. Please click on the relevant box below for specific information, guidance and resources.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
Child Protection in Sport Unit