Everyone working in Rugby Union has a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of young people under the age of 18 playing youth rugby and preventing abuse of young players. The welfare of young players is paramount and all young players under 18, whatever their age, culture, disability, religious belief or sexual identity, have the right to protection from abuse. Scarborough RUFC (The Club) has both a moral and legal obligation to ensure that it provides young players with the highest possible standard of care when they are involved in Club activities. The Club recognises it has a responsibility:
As a result, the Club is committed to a policy of child protection procedures that will ensure viable safeguards to young players, coaches, volunteers and Club members by establishing proper recruitment, provision of support, and appropriate training.
Additionally, all new rugby coaches and other rugby volunteers at the Club involved with young people will complete and submit a Criminal Records Bureau registration form.
The Club's Child Protection Policy and the Club's Codes of Conduct for all aspects of young persons rugby will be posted on the Club's website and posted on the Club's noticeboards. All youth rugby coaches and other youth rugby volunteers involved at the Club are required to familiarize themselves with the Club's Child Protection Policy and abide by it.
Allegations of a breach of the Club's Child Protection Policy will be investigated in accordance with RFU disciplinary procedures.