Safeguarding children & vulnerable adults
At Lakenham Hewett we are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults. Everyone works in partnership to promote children’s welfare, health and development and all allegations and suspicions of harm will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.
Adults involved in any activity of a specified nature (e.g. teaching, training, care, supervision, advice, treatment or transport) which involves contact with children or vulnerable adults, intensively and or/overnight (frequently or intensively meaning carrying out the role at least once a week, or four times a month or more) must have an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure check (or DBS as it is now known) processed and risk assessed by the RFU. This is in line with the RFU’s Safeguarding Policy. DBS certificate applications are free and carried out by our Safeguarding Officer. They are only seen by the individual applicant, Club Safeguarding Officer and the RFU Safeguarding team at Twickenham, where clearance is approved.
For further information contact Olena Sutcliffe the Club Safeguarding Officer- Safeguarding@lhrfc.co.uk or call 07592 097329.
RFU Documentation and club policy available here: