Old Laurentian RFC is committed to ensuring that all children who play rugby at our club, are protected and feel safe. The club acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children involved from harm.

All Coaches and Staff that work with children at the club have undertaken an Enhanced DBS Check and have completed the England Rugby 'Introduction to Safeguarding' course.

A child is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any rugby union activity. 

The Key Principles of the Old Laurentian RFC Safeguarding Policy are that:

  • The welfare of the child is, and must always be, paramount to any other considerations.

  • All participants regardless of age, gender, ability or disability, race, faith, culture, size, shape, language or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse or harm.

  • All allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, harm and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.

  • Working in partnership with other organisations, statutory agencies, parents, carers, children and young people is essential for the welfare of children.

  • Children have a right to expect support, and personal and social development delivered by an appropriately recruited, vetted and managed in relation to their participation in rugby union, whether they are playing, volunteering or officiating in the community or professional areas of the sport.

Old Laurentian RFC recognises that all children have the right to participate in sport in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment whilst at the same time being protected from abuse, neglect, harm and poor practice.

Safeguarding Lead and Safeguarding Team

The Old Laurentian RFC Safeguarding Lead is Heidi Salisbury. If you have any questions or concerns with regards to Safeguarding, you can confidentially contact Heidi at heidiandgaz@yahoo.com or for more urgent concerns please use 07795105068.

Abuse will always be taken seriously and any concerns should be reported to the clubs Safeguarding Lead, one of the Safeguarding Team or coaches/AGC's. In their absence the Club Safeguarding Manager or RFU Safeguarding Team should be informed at the earliest possible opportunity. Any report must be made in writing using the RFU Initial Issue/Concern Reporting Form. The Reporting Form may be found at englandrugby.com/safeguarding along with the contact details for all of the Safeguarding Team.

If anyone wishes to view the Old Laurentian RFC Safeguarding Policy or find out more about our Safeguarding Team please click on the below downloads. 

Download OLMJ Safeguarding Policy 2021/2022

Download OLMJ Safeguarding Poster and Safeguarding Team

Download RFU EarlyYearsGuidelines


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