Safeguarding & Protecting Young People

Canterbury RFC recognises that everybody has a responsibility for protecting children under the age of 18. If any member, parent, guardian or spectator, has concerns about any child associated with the club, they should discuss them with Steve Blanche, the club's Safeguarding Officer (details on right). The Club has its own Safeguarding Policy and has adopted the Rugby Football Union’s policies for Anti-bullying, Equity and Photographic policies copies of which are available opposite.

All our coaches complete a DBS check and follow the club’s code of conduct. All volunteers are expected to follow the guidelines as set by the club’s Safeguarding Policy and the RFU Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.

How to report an incident

If a child tells you that someone either in or out of the rugby club environment is abusing her or him you should:

  • Listen do not prompt or add words
  • Reassure the child that he/she was right to tell you
  • Be Honest and explain that you will need to tell someone else in order to help and protect him/her
  • Share concerns with the Club’s Safeguarding Officer
  • Accurately record on an incident form what the child has said to you and what action you have taken.

The Club’s Safeguarding Officer can help you, however,  if you are not sure what to do, you can gain help from the NSPCC 24-hour freephone helpline (0808 800 5000) or contact Mick directly for further details.

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2 Old Elthamians 30 122
3 Chinnor 30 118
4 Taunton Titans 30 105
5 Redruth 30 101
6 Redingensians 30 87
7 Cinderford 30 84
8 Canterbury 30 78
9 Henley 30 75
10 Clifton 30 71
11 Bury St Edmunds 30 64
12 London Irish Wild Geese 30 56
13 Worthing 30 53
14 Barnes 30 51
15 Barnstaple 30 51
16 Exmouth 30 29
Safeguarding Officer

Michael O'Reilly

External Links

RFU Safeguarding