Everyone working in Rugby Union has a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of young people under the age of 18 playing youth rugby and preventing abuse of youth players. The welfare of youth players is paramount and all youth players under 18, whatever their age, culture, disability, religious belief or sexual identity, have the right to protection from abuse.
THE CLUB'S RESPONSIBILITY
All adult members, youth rugby coaches and other youth rugby volunteers of Moray Rugby Club may have contact with youth members of the Club and can be an important link in identifying cases where a youth player may need protection.
The Club has both a moral and legal obligation to ensure that it provides youth players with the highest possible standard of care when they are involved in Club activities. The Club recognises it has a responsibility:
- To safeguard and promote the interests and well-being of youth players in rugby.
- To take all reasonable practical steps to protect youth players from harm, discrimination, or degrading treatment.
- To respect the rights, wishes and feelings of youth players.
As a result, the Club is committed to a policy of child protection procedures that will ensure viable safeguards to youth players, coaches, volunteers and Club members by establishing proper recruitment, provision of support, and appropriate training.
All youth rugby coaches at the Club will be subject to vetting by Disclosure Scotland. The Club’s Child Protection Policy and any other related documents will be posted on the Club’s website. The codes and policies may be amended from time to time by the Club.
All youth rugby coaches and other youth rugby volunteers involved at the Club are required to familiarise themselves with the Club’s Child Protection Policy and abide by it.
Allegations of a breach of the Club’s Child Protection Policy will be investigated in accordance with SRU disciplinary procedures.
SRU Child Welfare Policy
SRU Disciplinary Procedures