Children are the lifeblood of the game and it is crucial that they are cared for in the correct manner. Any player under the age of 18 is classed as a child and should be respected as such.
As a parent you will no doubt want your child to enjoy their involvement in rugby union in a safe, friendly environment where there are opportunities to learn and develop rugby skills whilst also having fun.
Middlesex Rugby works with the RFU, member clubs and schools to ensure that young people enjoy rugby union in a constructive environment.
In order to provide young people with the best possible experiences and opportunities in the sport of rugby union, it is imperative that everyone operates within an accepted ethical framework and demonstrates exemplary behaviour.
This not only ensures the game makes a positive contribution to the development of young people, safeguards them and promotes their welfare but also protects all personnel from allegations of abuse or poor practice.
The RFU provides a wide range of advice, policies and guidance notes that will help clubs to operate safely and effectively.
To ensure the highest level of safeguarding in English rugby, and to support its numerous safeguarding volunteers, the RFU offers a range of safeguarding courses at clubs across the country. To view a schedule of all the Safeguarding & Protecting Young People in Rugby Courses and Club Welfare Officers Workshops that have been arranged so far this season visit the RFU's safeguarding website (RUSAFE).
Application forms for existing courses, booking forms and contact details for the RFU's safeguarding department are also available through the RUSAFE website, as is further information on how to get involved with the RFU's safeguarding programme.
There is also a library of resources for volunteers involved in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
For further information about Middlesex Rugby's safeguarding policy, please contact our Safeguarding Manager Gerald Davies
Mobile: 0795 645 1312 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org