Northumberland Rugby Union has a legal and moral duty to ensure than when given responsibility for young people, coaches and volunteers provide them with the highest possible standards of care.

The pages in this section should assist all those involved in the game - coaches, players, referees and spectators.

The procedures in place are not only in place for safeguarding children but also the adults in your club and the club itself.

Remember “The welfare of all young people is paramount.”

If you have any queries relating to the Safeguarding and Welfare of children, please contact either your Club Safeguarding Officer or Alan Heinzman, County Safeguarding Manager.  Alan can be contacted on 0191 2362987.