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Safeguarding

Malton & Norton Rugby Club has attained the Rugby Football Union "Seal of Approval" for Club Management, demonstrating adherence to all RFU guidelines. A submission to the new RFU Club Accreditation Scheme (replacing the Seal of Approval) is currently under consideration by the RFU.

All our Mini and Junior Coaches have attained, or are working towards the Rugby Football Union Certificates in Coaching Rugby Union. The Club is working with the Coaches and the East Yorkshire RFU in aiming to achieve the higher Certificates for all Coaches.

Mini and Junior Coaches have also attended Training Courses for Ethics and Equity, Child Protection, First Aid, Referee Development. Several other Volunteers assist the Coaches in Team Management and in qualified First Aid provision at matches.

Our Mini and Junior Coaches and Volunteers have Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance to coach children.

At Malton & Norton Rugby Club we believe that taking part in sport should be a positive and enjoyable part of children’s and young adults lives.
We are committed to ensure that the children and young adults are kept safe from physical, sexual and emotional harm while they are with the Club’s coaches, helpers and other volunteers.


♦ The club will encourage and help coaches stay up-to-date with rugby, coaching, first-aid and child protection issues. Each lead Coach will attend an RFU Safeguarding Workshop.


♦ All coaches will be given a copy of the Club’s Code of Conduct for Coaches and be expected to keep to it at all times.


♦ All Coaches will be qualified to specific level before they are allowed to be the Head Coach for an age group.


♦ All coaches and other volunteers will have a job description.


♦ We will keep written records of parental consent, medical conditions and accidents.


♦ We will provide a written Health & Safety policy covering fire procedures, telephone access, first aid and emergency procedures.


♦ As a club we will promote “fair play” and always play within the spirit of the laws of the game and the letter of the continuum.


♦ We identify a person whose role it is to deal with any concerns about physical, sexual or emotional abuse within the club.

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