The TJ Mini/Youth sections are an important part of the Club and it is crucial that they are cared for in the correct manner. Any player under the age of 18 is classed as a child and should be respected as such.
The RFU Safeguarding Policy Guidance & Procedures sets out the key principles as well as providing best practice guidance. Everyone shares the responsibility for safeguarding and, therefore, this policy and guidance will be both relevant and useful for all those involved in creating safe environments in rugby union whether as a parent, coach, spectator or club official.
In order to provide children with the best possible experiences and opportunities in rugby union, it is imperative that everyone operates within an accepted ethical framework and demonstrates exemplary behaviour. This not only ensures the game makes a positive contribution to the development of children, safeguards them and promotes their welfare but also protects all personnel from allegations of abuse or poor practice.
Allegations of abuse or poor practice must be reported. It is important when reporting an incident that the Club's Safeguarding Officer, Maxine Young, or Assistant Safeguarding Officer, Jodie 'Pixie' Kemsley are informed as soon as possible in order to effectively manage any case or concern.
The RFU and therefore TJs utilises the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) (CRB in old money) to operate and manage a criminal record checking process for those working with children or vulnerable adults. A conviction or caution does not necessarily impede an individual’s future in the game; each situation is considered in relation to the individual circumstances. All coaches, administrators and others actively involved with or with access to children at the Club are required to have a current DBS certificate. Please contact either Maxine or Jodie for more details or complete the DBS Master Form and email Maxine or Jodie with your details and position/role within the Club
On all occasions TJs consider the welfare of the child paramount
Key Safeguarding forms/policies
Commincating with children
Accident reporting form
DBS details form