|Selkirk RFC Child Protection Policy
(Child Protection Officer - Colin
Selkirk Rugby Football Club acknowledges its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of all children
in Selkirk RFC from harm.
Selkirk RFC recognises that all children have the right to participate in rugby union in a safe, enjoyable and
positive environment whilst at the same time being protected from abuse, neglect or poor practice.
Selkirk RFC confirms that it adheres to the Scottish Rugby Safeguarding Policy and the procedures, guidelines,
and practices contained in that document and any successor policy.
Selkirk RFC confirms that it will appoint a Child Protection Officer (CPO) at the club. Their details will be available
within the clubhouse and on the club website. The CPO will undergo Safeguarding training as directed by Scottish
The Selkirk RFC CPO is Colin Anderson and they agree to be contacted with any concerns regarding child protection
and safeguarding and will take appropriate action.
Selkirk RFC agrees that all allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, harm or poor practice will be taken seriously
and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.
Selkirk RFC recognises that all children have the right to expect that their participation in rugby union will
be supported and delivered by suitably recruited, vetted and managed staff, whether they are volunteering or officiating.
All members of Selkirk RFC who undertake regulated work must be member of the PVG Scheme with a Scheme Record Update
Selkirk RFC acknowledges the Disclosure Scotland referrals process and agrees to action a referral if required.
Selkirk RFC agrees that any tours, oversees or domestic must comply with the relevant Scottish Rugby Regulations
and Guidance relating to tours.
Benefits of sport for vulnerable children
Participation in sport also makes an important contribution to a child’s development. A child’s natural sense of
fun and spontaneity can blossom in a positive environment created by sports organisations.
Sport provides an excellent opportunity for children to maintain good health, learn new skills, become more confident,
build resilience, self-esteem and maximise their own unique potential. This is particularly important for children
affected by adversity, who may be particularly vulnerable.