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Safeguarding

RESPONSIBILITY

Ruth Habberfield is the nominated Club Safeguarding Officer, and is contactable at safeguarding@barfc.co.uk  . Ruth can often be seen at the club on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings concurrent with the u16’s training.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

Everyone at Bridgwater & Albion RFC shares the responsibility for safeguarding and creating safe environments in rugby union whether as a 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.

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

SAFE RECRUITING

All children and vulnerable adults are entitled to protection from harm and be able to take part in sport in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment. When recruiting employees or volunteers all reasonable steps must be taken to ensure only suitable people are selected. To ensure this all new volunteers in any type of ‘child facing role’ will need to submit and await approval before commencing the role.

IMPORTANT FOR ALL

The policies and guidance referenced on this page should be read by everyone involved in providing this environment within rugby union. Please also refer to Regulation 21 for RFU procedures on dealing with abuse allegations  or breach of the policy.

CLUB SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS

Every club running mini/midi/youth rugby must have a Club Safeguarding Officer, ours is Ruth Habberfield, contactable at safeguarding@barfc.co.uk . The poster below is prominently displayed at the club with the details shown below.

Club Safeguarding Officers and Club Officials have access to the toolkit below to help them implement the policy.

GOING ON TOUR

When clubs are planning a tour their are specific requirements to bear in mind from a safeguarding perspective.

SAFEGUARDING ADULTS

The RFU is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for everyone to play and enjoy rugby union and to safeguarding the welfare of all adults involved in the game, particularly those deemed to be at risk.

The policy below applies to all over the age of 18 involved in rugby.

LGBT YOUNG PEOPLE IN RUGBY

For more information and advice regarding LGBT young people in rugby and promoting an inclusive rugby environment, please visit NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit.

CLUB SPECIFIC POLICIES

The Club also have specific policies on

  • Positive Side-line Behaviour,
  • Social Media Policy
  • and Youth Training Policy, they can all be found here 

Last updated by Martin Barber 2/9/21