Safeguarding

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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1 Bishop's Stortford 23 98
2 Chinnor 23 93
3 Old Elthamians 23 91
4 Taunton Titans 23 81
5 Redruth 23 80
6 Cinderford 23 70
7 Canterbury 23 64
8 Redingensians 23 64
9 Clifton 23 56
10 Henley 23 50
11 Bury St Edmunds 23 40
12 Barnes 23 38
13 London Irish Wild Geese 23 38
14 Barnstaple 23 37
15 Worthing 23 34
16 Exmouth 23 27
Safeguarding Officer

Michael O'Reilly
mgoreilly@live.co.uk

External Links

RFU Safeguarding