1. Finchley RFC acknowledges it`s responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Finchley RFC from harm. Finchley RFC confirms that it adheres to the Rugby Football Union's Safeguarding Policy. This policy should be read in conjunction with that Policy and does not replace nor supersede it.
2. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any rugby union activity. Where a 17 year old player is playing in the adult game every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure their safety and wellbeing are also protected.
3. The Key Principles of the RFU Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy are that:
- The welfare of the child, young person or vulnerable adult is, and must always be, paramount to any other consideration.
- All participants regardless of age, gender, ability or disability, race, faith, culture, size, shape, language or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse or harm.
- All allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, harm and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.
- Working in partnership with other organisations, statutory agencies, parents, carers, children and young people is essential for the welfare of children and young people.
4. Finchley RFC recognises that all children and young people have the right to participate in sport in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment whilst at the same time being protected from abuse, neglect, harm and poor practice. Finchley RFC recognises that this is the responsibility of everyone involved, in whatever capacity, at the Club.