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Safeguarding Policy


BGRFC acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children involved in The Club from harm.

BGRFC confirms that it adheres to the Rugby Football Union’s Safeguarding Policy and its procedures, practices and guidelines and endorses and adopts the following Policy Statement which covers anyone under 18 engaged in any rugby union football activity with BGRFC.

We are committed to following The Key Principles of the RFU Safeguarding Policy which are:

The welfare of the child is, and must always be, paramount to any other considerations.

All participants regardless of age, gender, ability or disability, race, faith, culture, size, shape, language or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse or harm.

All allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, harm and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately by BGRFC.


BGRFC recognise that working in partnership with other organisations, statutory agencies, parents, carers, children and young people is essential for the welfare of children.


Children have a right to expect support, personal and social development delivered by an appropriately recruited, vetted and managed persons in relation to their participation in rugby union, whether they are playing, volunteering or officiating in the community or professional areas of the sport.

BGRFC recognises that all children have the right to participate in sport in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment whilst at the same time being protected from abuse, neglect, harm and poor practice. The Club recognises that this is the responsibility of everyone involved, in whatever capacity, at the club.

Additionally we will ensure that any 17 year old playing in the adult game that reasonable precautions are taken to ensure their safety and wellbeing. 


BGRFC will implement and comply with the RFU Code of Conduct and the Codes of Conduct for Coaches, Spectators and Officials as appropriate.


The Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO) is Bill Bailey who is contactable on 07802 642411 or email


If you witness or are aware of an incident where the welfare of a child has been put at risk you must, in the first instance, inform the CSO. He will then inform the County Board Safeguarding Manager and the RFU Safeguarding Team. If an incident involves the CSO Officer, you should inform the Club Chairman and either the County Board Safeguarding Manager or the RFU Safeguarding Team.

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