Overton Rugby Club Safeguarding Policy


Overton Rugby Club Safeguarding Officer is Vicky Thomas and she can be contacted on 07584 321545 or overtonsafeguarding@hotmail.com


If you have any concerns or questions about the clubs policies, child protection, bullying, something you may have seen or are worried about, please contact the Safeguarding officer for advice. Please note all policies are displayed on notice boards within the club house

Overton Rugby Club acknowledge its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children involved in rugby at our club. As a club we adhere to the RFU’s Safeguarding policies and procedures, recommended practices and guidelines and endorse and adopt the statements contained within these documents. These can be viewed at:


Under Child Protection laws and RFU policy, a “child” is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any rugby union activity.


Becoming a Coach/Volunteer

At Overton Rugby Club we encourage everyone to volunteer or help within our club but before anybody can volunteer to help as a coach in a training session/game they must first make themselves known to the Safeguarding Officer who will take their details. After two sessions you MUST have applied to be DBS’d. While we are waiting for clarification YOU must NOT be unsupervised at all and be within hearing/seeing distance of a DBS’d coach. Within 3 months of your DBS being cleared you Must attend a safeguarding course which can be found here. Any adult found on a pitch without authorisation will be asked to leave and the coach could face a disciplinary. http://www.englandrugby.com/governance/safeguarding/safeguarding-course-search

You must also sign to say you have read ALL of the policies below and that you adhere to them.

Coaching/ Volunteering Form


The Key Principles of the RFU Safeguarding Policy are that:


All rugby coaches, coaching assistants, first aiders and team managers must


The following are NOT acceptable and will be treated seriously by the club and may result in disciplinary action being taken by the club, the CB or the RFU:


It is EVERYONE’S responsibility at Overton rugby club to report concerns.   Overton is committed to working in partnership with parents/carers and statutory agencies in order to safeguard the young people at our club.   The Club Safeguarding Officer should be the first point of call (top of page) with any concerns, however advice and guidance if the Safeguarding Officer is unavailable can also be sought from:

Tel: 07884 271543 E-mail: Michele.Amos@hampshirerugby.com


Dated: September 2016



Other ORFC Safeguarding Protocols/ Links