Every young person has the right to have fun and to be safe and free from harm, whether training or playing for a local club or at a representative level. As a parent / legal guardian you should feel comfortable with the environment that your child is in and able to ask questions about the club, structure, people, policies and practices.
All coaches/leaders must hold an up-to-date WRU recognised Coaching/Leadership qualification which is appropriate to the level of activity being coached.
All coaches/leaders working with young people are strongly advised to attend a scUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop and hold a first aid certificate. Safeguarding training is also built in to their WRU coaching qualifications
All coaches and volunteers who regularly cares for, trains, supervises or is in sole charge of young people should have had a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check through the WRU.
If you feel concerned or worried about your child and need some advice, you can contact the Club Safeguarding Officer and explain your concerns. The Club Safeguarding Officer will then speak with the WRU Safeguarding Unit, if appropriate. All concerns will be treated in the strictest confidence, with only the people who can help the situation becoming involved. The WRU reporting incidents section will provide you with additional information
If you are looking for guidance please see the web links for parents in the contacts section. These websites can provide parents and careers with information and support.
Keeping your child safe in sport
Guidance for Parents Leaflet
Helping keep your child safe in sport
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