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Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Officer Role Description

Main purpose of role: To act as a point of contact in all issues relating to the welfare of young people and to ensure all appropriate documentation and forms are completed in accordance with the rfu/rfuw policy and procedures for the welfare of young people in rugby union.

Actual duties involved:
- Ensure the club has a child protection policy and implementation plan
- Ensure codes of conduct are well publicised and adhered to
- In consultation with the county welfare officer ensure all reported incidents are managed at the appropriate level in line with rfu procedures
- Ensure all relevant club members are aware of training opportunities
- Ensure all parents are aware of the club policy on child protection and the correct protocols for voicing concerns
- Be aware of local social services and area child protection committee contacts
- Sit on relevant committees
If you have an immediate concern relating to the welfare of a young person please phone the rfu child protection line: 020 8831 6655. Alternatively you can email:

Liaison with: All committee members, all coaches, referees and volunteers taking responsibility for young people, all parents of juniors

The post holder will be responsible to: The main committee

Estimated time commitment: time commitment will vary on average 1 -3 hours a month

Term of role: The Safeguarding officer will be appointed initially for a one-year period. However, this role requires continuity wherever possible, so it is hoped the post holder will retain the position on an ongoing basis but to be reviewed regularly.

Where next?

Safeguarding Policy Club Safeguarding Policy OLD CATERHAMIANS Rugby Football Club Safeguarding Policy OL


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