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Safeguarding

Club Safeguarding Officers

Club Safeguarding Officers

Each Club should appoint a designated Club Safeguarding Officer to be the lead contact and have responsibility for safeguarding issues, regardless of whether the club provides under 18 rugby. The CSO should be registered with the Welsh Rugby Union and will be supported by the WRU through training opportunities and by providing appropriate advice and guidance through the Club Operations Team (Safeguarding) Advisor.

The Club Safeguarding Officer is one of the most important roles in any rugby club. They are responsible for co-ordinating the safeguarding and welfare of all players under 18 years of age including youth team players, working together with the Club Management Committee, and the WRU Safeguarding Advisor.

The CSOs have four main roles within the club:

  • Co-ordinating and maintaining compliance in relation to volunteer recruitment and retention through the DBS process

  • First point of contact for players, parents and other volunteers regarding any concerns about a child's welfare, poor practice or abuse

  • Point of contact for the Welsh Rugby Union regarding any safeguarding issues

  • Responsibility for managing safeguarding issues and reporting to the Club Senior Management Committee

There is a role description available for the Club Safeguarding Officer and is available to download here.

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