Hello and welcome to the CRFC safeguarding pages.
By way of introduction, I am Martin Pratley and I am the Club’s Safeguarding Officer. I am also a member of the Eastern Counties Safeguarding Team responsible for he implementation and monitoring of the RFU’s safeguarding policies and procedures throughout other clubs in the region.
CRFC takes seriously its policy that all of it’s young players are allowed to play rugby in a safe environment and will take whatever steps are necessary to achieve this.
Each and every club member must also play their part by reading and observing the club’s safeguarding policies and the Codes of Conduct (the Codes of Conduct are reproduced in the Members handbook.) It is important that you report to me any incident of “bad practice” or behaviour which may fall short of the standard expected by club members, or by any visitors to the club, in order that the appropriate steps may be taken.
For a club of its size, CRFC has an excellent disciplinary and safeguarding record and is seen as a beacon of excellence. We must continue to lead by example.
If you need to contact me, my details are as follows:
(H) 01206 561688
(M) 07785 777786
I will be happy to speak with you, in confidence if need be, regarding any matter.
These Protocols supplement the Codes of Conduct and which are expected to be read and complied with by all members of CRFC.
OTHER ESSENTIAL READING
The RFU has published various policies and guidance relating to Safeguarding matters
CRFC remains commited to ensuring that the terms of these policies and guidance are observed.
These are as follows:
The Welfare of Young People In Rugby Union : Click HERE (takes a short while to load.)
Photographic Policy : Click HERE
Photographic Policy Statement : Click HERE
CRFC First Aid Policy : Click HERE