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Child Protection Policy

Harrow RFC Child Protection Policy


Harrow RFC recognises its moral and legal obligation to ensure that, the coaches and volunteers who have a responsibility for young people within the club provide them with the highest possible standard of care.

Through the implementation of a policy for the Welfare of Young People and the support of its coaches and volunteers, Harrow RFC will maintain the professionalism and safeguards of good practice which are associated with the game.

The full policy document can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

The policy outlines the following key areas:

- It recognises the responsibility of all those involved in the club to safeguard and promote the interests and well being of the young people with whom they are working

- It provides a framework on the recruitment, selection, suitability and deployment of individuals working with young people

- It emphasises the value of working closely in partnership with coaches, parents, professionals and volunteers to protect children and young players from harm and discrimination.

- It acknowledges that abuse does take place in sport and that raising awareness and understanding of the main forms of abuse and establishing communication and reporting procedures if abuse is suspected will further safeguard the young players, coaches and all others working within the club.


1.1 Anyone under the age of 18 within the club should be considered as a young person for the purposes of this document
1.2 The welfare of all young people is paramount
1.3 All young people, whatever their age gender, culture, ability, language, religious belief, racial origin, and/or sexual identity should be able to enjoy the game in a fun, environment safe from abuse of any kind
1.4 All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
1.5 All individuals within the club who work with young people will be made aware of good practice in order to ensure that they are not placed in situations where unmerited allegations are made.

Where next?

Section 2 1.6 Harrow RFC will work with parents/carers to ensure that all youngsters within the club enjoy the


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