CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
Last Updated: March 2020
Gala Rugby acknowledges its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of all children in Gala Rugby from harm.
Gala Rugby 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.
Gala Rugby confirms that it adheres to the Scottish Rugby Child Protection Policy and the procedures, guidelines, and practices contained in that document and any successor policy.
Gala Rugby 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 Child Protection training as directed by Scottish Rugby.
The Gala Rugby Child Protection Officer is Ben Johnson.
The Gala Rugby CPO can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any concerns regarding child protection and will take appropriate action.
Gala Rugby agrees that all allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, harm or poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.
Gala Rugby 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 Gala Rugby who undertake regulated work must be member of the PVG Scheme with a Scheme Record Update if necessary.
Gala Rugby acknowledges the Disclosure Scotland referrals process and agrees to action a referral if required.
Gala Rugby agrees that any tours, oversees or domestic must comply with the relevant Scottish Rugby Regulations and Guidance relating to tours.