The WRU are committed to working hard alongside our clubs to strengthen all aspects of our safeguarding activities. Children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in rugby union continue to enjoy the sport within a safe and positive environment.
The WRU have been awarded Level Three of the NSPCC National Safeguarding Standards for safeguarding children in sport.
Safeguarding is a multi-strand concept that reaches beyond basic child and adult protection. It is defined in the All Wales Child Protection Procedures as:
- Protecting children from abuse and neglect.
- Preventing impairment of their health or development.
- Ensuring that they receive safe and effective care, so as to enable them to have optimum life chances.
Safeguarding in rugby is implementing the WRU Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. This ensure that children and adults at risk have the opportunity to enjoy the sport within a safe and positive environment.
Child Protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This refers to the activity undertaken to protect specific children