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Player Safeguarding

Junior Rugby - Child Protection


Child Welfare and Child Protection are a key concern at London Welsh and the club follows the RFU's procedures. The London Welsh Safeguarding Policy. can be downloaded and view at the bottom of this page.

The RFU has produced a Parents Guide Booklet highlighting the points to be considered by parents when allowing their son or daughter to join a rugby club. London Welsh strongly supports and adheres to these guidelines which can be found at the bottom of this page.

London Welsh follows the RFU guidlines on the photography of young people participating in the game of rugby. The club policy on this matter can be downloaded from the policy and procedures section of our website.

For any issues concerning child welfare or child protection please contact either the club, the section Chairman or our Child Protection Officer for youth and mini rugby. Their details are listed below.

Club:
Telephone: 020 8940 2368

Child Protection Officer:
David Brunsdon

Mobile: +44 (0)7766 426250

Email: david.brunsdon@londonwelshrfc.com

Mini Section Chairman:
Gareth Jones

Mobile: +44 (0)7885 235 929

Email: gareth.v.jones@londonwelshrfc.com

Youth Section Chairman:
Mike Talbot

Mobile: +44 (0) 7824 342 125

Email: mike.talbot@londonwelshrfc.com

RFU
Telephone: 020 8831 6655

Email: childprotection@rfu.com

NSPCC Helpline
Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Terms of Reference for Club Welfare Officer
Ensure the club has a Child Protection Policy and Implementation Plan;
Ensure Codes of Conduct are well publicised and adhered to;
In consultation with the County Welfare Officer, ensure all reported incidents are managed at the appropriate level in line with RFU procedures;
Ensure all relevant club members are aware of training opportunities;
Ensure all parents are aware of the club policy on child protection and the correct protocols for voicing concerns;
Be aware of local Social Services and Area Child Protection Committee contacts;
Sit on relevant club committees.

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