D&W Safeguarding information

Your safeguarding points of contact are:

CB SAFEGUARDING MANAGER

Name Dave Harris

Email safeguarding@dwrugby.co.uk

Address 56 Mount Skippet Way Crossways Dorchester DT2 8TP

Tel 01305 854337

CB DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Name David Wookey

Email youthadmin@dwrugby.co.uk

Address 3 Westland Close Amesbury SP4 7QS

Tel 01980 625018 or 07850 625018

AUDITS

Area North

Name Joe Walsh

Email joe.j.walsh1@gmail.com

Area South

Name Julie Boddington

Email julesrugby@gmail.com

Chair of Governance

Name Arthur Bowden

Safeguarding is covered under RFU Regulation 21

If clubs need to speak to RFU, please cc in one of the Dave’s depending on the issue

It is the responsibility of everyone involved in the game to ensure the safety of all young people playing Rugby Union. All adults involved in the coaching and supervision of young players should be aware of their responsibilities.

Audits:

Audits will be carried out on a three year cycle from 2017. These are there to help you at clubs and not to try to catch you out. You will be sent you last audit form and a bank form to complete prior to the audit. On the mutually arranged day one of the auditors will visit and work through the form advising you on any areas you need assistance with. They will also have discussions with Parents and other club officials to gauge general feelings of the club. The form will be completed and sent back to you for signature and return to the auditor who will submit to CB and RFU. A Follow up phone call or e-mail exchange will ensure all actions have been implemented.

Incidents

Incidents should be reported to Dave Harris using the RFU initial incident report form. You may also send this to the RFU Safeguarding team at the same time.. Follow up action will be derived as necessary

Training:

All coaches and Team Managers should attend a Play it Safe course – refreshed at about 3 years. Safeguarding Officers and Assistants must attend the In Touch course. These are all booked on the RFU course finder system

DBS clearances:

Should be held by all coaches and persons in direct regular contact with Children. RFU cannot accept portable clearances inbound but your RFU clearance may be acceptable outbound

Concussion:

We have had reports of players not having pitch side concussion assessments and being allowed to play on. Firstly if a player is even slightly suspected of having concussion they should be removed from play IMMEDIATELY. Also pitch side assessments are only to be carried out at championship level and above and then only carried out by a qualified person. As no clubs in our area are playing at this level the message is the same for age grade and senior players, if in doubt get them off the pitch and to A&E. ALL coaches (and team managers, Players, parents in fact anyone connected to rugby) should undertake the online concussion module on England rugby.

Please spread the word and let's look after our kids heads.

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