Mon 24 Sep 2018 09:24

Stewarts and Lloyds RFC are committed to the RFU Child Protection Policy and all volunteers are subject to those requirements.

We believe that taking part in our sport should be a positive and enjoyable part of children’s lives. This means that children must be protected and kept safe from physical, sexual and emotional harm while within the rugby club environment.

To achieve this, we have the following actions:

Our Actions to Ensure Child Protection
  1. The club has identified a dedicated volunteer who will be able to deal with any concerns regarding abuse. That person will record details of concerns and deal with them appropriately, involving outside authorities as required.
  2. Coaches/volunteers wishing to supervise mini/junior rugby will undertake a standard Police Check (CRB). The club secretary will hold the documentation.
  3. The club secretary will keep written records of parental consent, health details, emergency contact numbers and any accidents/incidents that occur.
  4. Coaches/volunteers will learn the RFU Safeguarding Policy.
  5. Coaches/volunteers will attend foundation coaching courses and child protection workshops. Additionally, the Club will encourage and help coaches/volunteers stay up-to-date with rugby coaching and child protection issues.
  6. All coaches/volunteers must ensure that they are never in a situation where they are alone with a child. If this situation occurs, another adult must be present.

You can view or download a a copy of our safeguarding policy HERE

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact The Club Safeguarding Officer.