Safeguarding within Biggar RFC


Scottish Rugby Child Protection Policy can be found at 


and is applicable for any young person aged under 18

Biggar RFC Child and Club Safeguarding Policy

Biggar RFC acknowledges its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of all children in BiggarRFC from harm.

Biggar 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.

Biggar RFC confirms that it adheres to the Scottish Rugby Child Safeguarding Policy and the procedures, guidelines, and practices contained in that document and any successor policy.

Biggar RFC confirms that it has a Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO) at the club. Their details will be available within the clubhouse and on the club website. The CSO will undergo Club Safeguarding training as directed by Scottish Rugby.

The Biggar RFC Safeguarding Officer is Louise Storie. I agree to be contacted with any concerns regarding child protection and will take appropriate action.’

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Biggar 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.

Biggar 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 Biggar RFC who undertake regulated work must be a member of the PVG Scheme with a Scheme Record Update if necessary.

Biggar RFC acknowledges the Disclosure Scotland referrals process and agrees to action a referral if required.

Biggar RFC agrees that any tours, oversees or domestic must comply with the relevant Scottish Rugby Regulations and Guidance relating to tours.

Standards for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport

The link will take you to the Children 1st website and the above standards which we are very keen to promote to all our young people, coaches, parents and supporters.

The Standards for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport provide a framework to help all sports organisations, clubs and groups work towards creating a positive, safer environment for children and young people.

There are eight Standards in total, each with accompanying minimum criteria to meet. These set a benchmark for good practice in helping to ensure children and young people’s rights are realised in an enjoyable and safe space.