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, this will take you through all of the Policies and Guidance available, have details on upcoming courses, how to report an incident as well as giving you 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 offer comprehensive Guidance to the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), this will take you through all of the procedures necessary and also offers a Frequently Asked Question 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.

CSO Database

As well as CSO’s NLD has County Safeguarding Managers (CSM’s) 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.  Chris Johnson heads up the CSM’s and his details are available below.

Chris Johnson – [email protected] – 07803 078691