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Safeguarding

The Rugby Football Union’s Commitment to Player Welfare.

RugbySafe is RFU’s overarching player safety and wellbeing programme to support clubs, schools, colleges, universities and participants at all levels of the game. It has five different strands all of which contribute and provide input to how the game should be played and managed to ensure that rugby is as safe as possible.

Values & Culture

Provides information on how the embedding of the core values and creating a positive culture is a fundamental element to making the game fun and safe.

Playing Environment

Provides information, guidance and resources for clubs, schools, colleges universities and other rugby activity organisers on what needs to be in place and how provision and other aspects should be managed to enable a fun and safe playing environment.

Education & Development

Provides information on the RFU’s training courses and other development opportunities for coaches, match officials, teachers and other volunteers that increase awareness of the game and key safety elements.

The Game

Provides information, guidance and resources on different playing opportunities, the laws and regulations of the game, and the role these playing in providing a fun and safe game for all.

Research

Provides information on the different research that the RFU is engaged with, key findings and how these findings are being used to inform in game.
RugbySafe Advice and Enquiries

The RugbySafe Essential Guides and FAQs offer general information to coaches, players and parents, providing information on a number of topics from playing with medical conditions to wearing protective equipment.
More specific advice and enquires regarding player welfare and health related to rugby can be made by contacting rugbysafe@rfu.com
Any advice provided by the RFU in relation to specific injuries, illnesses or disabilities is only general advice and it should not be used as a substitute for the individual advice patients receive when they consult their own doctor.

Individuals are advised to consult their own General Practitioner or Hospital Consultant for specific advice on their condition and/or fitness to train for or play rugby.
Relevant RFU regulations, such as those concerning concussion, should also be followed. The RFU also provides information through this website regarding specific drugs and anti-doping issues.
Any advice provided in relation to specific injuries, illnesses or disabilities is only general advice and it should not be used as a substitute for the individual advice patients receive when they consult their own doctor.

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