Biggar RFC Child Protection Policy  

SCOTTISH RUGBY – CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

Scottish Rugby Child Protection Policy can be found at scottishrugby.org.uk/childprotection
and is applicable for any young person aged under 18.

Biggar RFC Child Protection Policy

Biggar RFC acknowledges its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of all children in Biggar RFC from harm.

Biggar RFC recognises that all children have the right to participate in rugby union in a safe, enjoyable and positive environment whilst at the same time being protected from abuse, neglect or poor practice.

Biggar RFC confirms that it adheres to the Scottish Rugby Child Protection Policy and the procedures, guidelines, and practices contained in that document and any successor policy.

Biggar RFC confirms that it has a Child Protection Officer (CPO) at the club. Their details will be available within the clubhouse and on the club website. The CPO will undergo Child Protection training as directed by Scottish Rugby.

The Biggar RFC CPO is Alistair Stewart. ‘I agree to be contacted with any concerns regarding child protection and will take appropriate action.’
(07796 175 381 – stewartswestpark@btinternet.com)

Biggar RFC agrees that all allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, harm or poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.

Biggar RFC recognises that all children have the right to expect that their participation in rugby union will be supported and delivered by suitably recruited, vetted and managed staff, whether they are volunteering or officiating.

All members of Biggar RFC who undertake regulated work must be a member of the PVG Scheme with a Scheme Record Update if necessary.

Biggar RFC acknowledges the Disclosure Scotland referrals process and agrees to action a referral if required.

Biggar RFC agrees that any tours, oversees or domestic must comply with the relevant Scottish Rugby Regulations and Guidance relating to tours.