Safeguarding children in rugby is hugely important. It is vital they are cared for in the correct manner and this page should assist you with all areas of Safeguarding.
Lots of information on Safeguarding is available on the RFU Website, including current policies and guidance, details on upcoming courses as well as lots of advice and information on safeguarding the young and vulnerable players within our sport.
A copy of the RFU Referral form is also available to download here.
Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)
The RFU also offers comprehensive guidance on the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). It will take you through all of necessary procedures and also offers an FAQ section which is sure to be useful to those undertaking the DBS Check.
Each Club has a Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO) who is available within the club to ensure all procedures are adhered to and there is a safe playing environment at all times. A database with details of all of the Club Safeguarding Officers within NLD is available via the link below.
As well as CSOs, NLD has County Safeguarding Managers (CSMs) throughout the CB. They are often seen around the clubs in their County and are always happy to go through any queries and offer advice where necessary.
Jim McDonald heads up the CSMs and he can be contacted on [email protected]