Safeguarding Policy


Berry Hill Rugby Football Club Safeguarding Policy

  1. Berry Hill Rugby Football Club acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children involved in Berry Hill RFC from harm. 

  1. Berry Hill RFC confirms that it adheres to the Rugby Football Union’s Safeguarding Policy and the procedures, practices and guidelines and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement contained in that document and any successor policy. 

  1. A child is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any rugby union activity. However, where a 17 year old male player is playing in the adult game it is essential that every reasonable precaution is taken to ensure his safety and wellbeing are protected.

  1. The Key Principles of the RFU Safeguarding Policy are that:  

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

  1. Berry Hill RFC 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. Berry Hill RFC recognises that this is the responsibility of everyone involved, in whatever capacity, at the club. 

  1. Berry Hill RFC will implement and comply with the RFU Code of Conduct and the Codes of Conduct for Coaches, Spectators and Officials as appropriate. 

  1. The Club Safeguarding Officers are Rachael James & Sarah Michael, safeguardingberryhill @

Full details of the Safeguarding policy can be found in the attached document.

BHRFC Safeguarding Policy (signed)



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