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1. Child Protection

Child Protection Codes Of Conduct

In the interest of maintaining child welfare it is important to adhere to the following rules when applicable:

  • All rugby coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person with whom they work with and treat them equally within the context of rugby union
  • All rugby coaches must place the physical and emotional well being of all young players above all other considerations, including the development of performance
  • The relationship that a rugby coach develops with the players with whom they work must be based on mutual trust and respect
  • All rugby coaches must ensure that all activities undertaken are appropriate to the age, maturity, experience and ability of the young players
  • All rugby coaches must encourage young players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance

Royston Rugby Union Football Club takes safety & welfare very seriously and is committed to good practice in all aspects of club activities to ensure that all members, regardless of age, can enjoy rugby and club activities safely and enjoyably.

In the February 2015, the club became an RFU Accredited Club which is based upon the six Key Drivers identified as crucial to a strong club:

  • Retaining & Developing Players
  • Recruiting New Players
  • Recruiting & Retaining High Quality Coaches, Volunteers & Referees
  • Effective & Efficient Facilities
  • Effective & Efficient Management and Governance
  • Integration with the Local Community

Each of these Key Drivers, together with the Core Values of the game, is represented within the Club Accreditation scheme and together they represent the component parts of a strong, sustainable club.


RFU Safeguarding Policy


Parents Guide


Cause for Concern Form


Player Code of Conduct