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Child Protection


We believe that taking part in our sport should be a positive and enjoyable part of childrens lives. We want to make sure that children are protected and kept safe from physical, sexual and emotional harm while they are with the coaches, helpers and other volunteers.

To do this, we have these aims:

As part of our vetting procedure, each individual must state clearly that they will do everything in their power to uphold these aims.

Coaches should hold current RFU coaching awards and will undertake an RFU DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Coaching positions will be open to all genders.

The Club will encourage and help coaches to stay up to date with rugby, coaching and child protection issues. Each lead coach should attend an Play it Safe course.

All coaches will be reminded of the Code of Conduct for coaches and be expected to keep to it at all times.

We will keep records of parental consent and accidents in line with the Clubs Health and Safety Policy which is displayed in the Clubhouse.

We will display in the Clubhouse and on the website the procedure for dealing with accusations or suspicions of child abuse.

As a club, we will promote fair play and always play within the spirit of the laws and the letter of the continuum.

Bob Simpson is the York RUFC Child Protection Officer and as such has the role of dealing with any concerns. He can be contacted on 07745 631883 or by email Other contacts are Paul Simpson on or John Atkin on You can also speak directly with your team manager if you have any concerns.

if you are interested in joining the safeguarding team please do get in touch with the Youth Chair.

Where next?

Child Protection 2 YORK RUFC YOUTH SECTION GRIEVANCE POLICY It is the policy of York RUFC Youth Section to ensure th


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