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1. Introduction & Legislation

Bedworth RFC makes a positive contribution to a strong and safe community and recognises the right of every individual to stay safe.  All children are entitled to protection from harm and have the right to take part in sport in a safe positive and enjoyable environment.  This policy seeks to ensure that Bedworth RFC undertakes its responsibilities with regard to protection of children and will respond to concerns appropriately. The policy establishes a framework to support paid and unpaid staff in their practices and clarifies the organisation’s expectations.
This policy has been established to be compliant with the RFU Safeguarding Policy and Procedure Guidelines, available from:
The principal pieces of legislation governing this policy are:
o Working together to safeguard Children 2010
o The Children Act 1989
o The Adoption and Children Act 2002: 
o The Children act 2004 
o Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
o Care Standards Act 2000
o Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
o The Police Act – CRB 1997
o Mental Health Act 1983
o NHS and Community Care Act 1990
o Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974