Safeguarding Officer Role Description
Main purpose of role: To act as a point of contact in all issues relating to the welfare of young people and to ensure all appropriate documentation and forms are completed in accordance with the rfu/rfuw policy and procedures for the welfare of young people in rugby union.
Actual duties involved:
- Ensure the club has a child protection policy and implementation plan
- Ensure codes of conduct are well publicised and adhered to
- In consultation with the county welfare officer ensure all reported incidents are managed at the appropriate level in line with rfu procedures
- Ensure all relevant club members are aware of training opportunities
- Ensure all parents are aware of the club policy on child protection and the correct protocols for voicing concerns
- Be aware of local social services and area child protection committee contacts
- Sit on relevant committees
If you have an immediate concern relating to the welfare of a young person please phone the rfu child protection line: 020 8831 6655. Alternatively you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liaison with: All committee members, all coaches, referees and volunteers taking responsibility for young people, all parents of juniors
The post holder will be responsible to: The main committee
Estimated time commitment: time commitment will vary on average 1 -3 hours a month
Term of role: The Safeguarding officer will be appointed initially for a one-year period. However, this role requires continuity wherever possible, so it is hoped the post holder will retain the position on an ongoing basis but to be reviewed regularly.