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2. Child Safeguarding Policy

Caithness Rugby Football Club Safeguarding Policy
Caithness RFC acknowledges its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of all children involved in CRFC from harm.
Caithness RFC recognises that all children have the right to participate in rugby union in a safe, enjoyable and positive environment whilst at the same time being protected from abuse, neglect or poor practice.
Caithness RFC confirms that it adheres to the Scottish Rugby Safeguarding Policy and the procedures, guidelines, and practices contained in that document and any successor policy.
CRFC confirms that it will appoint a Child Protection Officer (CPO) at the club. Their details will be available within the clubhouse and on the club website. The CPO will undergo Safeguarding training as directed by Scottish Rugby.

The CRFC CPO is Jennifer Davenport and can be contacted with any concerns regarding child protection and safeguarding and will take appropriate action. Their details are caithnesscpo@gmail.com

Caithness RFC agrees that all allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, harm or poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.
Caithness RFC recognises that all children have the right to expect that their participation in rugby union will be supported and delivered by suitably recruited, vetted and managed staff, whether they are volunteering or officiating.
All members of Caithness RFC who undertake regulated work must be members of the PVG Scheme with a Scheme Record Update if necessary.
CRFC acknowledges the Disclosure Scotland referrals process and agrees to action a referral if required.
CRFC agrees that any tours, oversees or domestic must comply with the relevant Scottish Rugby Regulations and Guidance relating to tours.
Scottish Rugby Safeguarding Policy can be found at www.scottishrugby.org.uk/childprotection and is applicable for any young person aged under 18.