CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
Melrose Rugby Ltd acknowledges its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of all children from harm. Melrose Rugby Ltd 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. Melrose Rugby Ltd 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.
Scottish Rugby Child Protection Policy can be found here and is applicable for any young person aged under 18.
Melrose Rugby Ltd confirms that it has appointed 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 Melrose Rugby Ltd CPO is Frances Little and she agrees to be contacted by anyone with any concerns regarding child protection and will take appropriate action. Frances can be contacted in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to:
Child Protection Officer,
Melrose Rugby Ltd,
Melrose Rugby Ltd agrees that all allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, harm or poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately. Melrose Rugby Ltd 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 Melrose Rugby Ltd who undertake regulated work must be member of the PVG Scheme with a Scheme Record Update if necessary. Melrose Rugby Ltd acknowledges the Disclosure Scotland referrals process and agrees to action a referral if required.
Melrose Rugby Ltd agrees that any tours, oversees or domestic must comply with the relevant Scottish Rugby Regulations and Guidance relating to tours.