The Rugby Football Union is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children in rugby. The Union has worked closely with the Child Protection In Sport Unit (CPSU) within the NSPCC to develop robust policy and procedures to safeguard children, achieving the CPSU’s National Advanced Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport.

Working closely with all England’s rugby clubs and statutory agencies, the RFU prioritises the safeguarding of children in the sport. Any allegation, suspicion of harm, or concern, is taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.

Please read the RFU’s safeguarding policy at:

Any person involved in rugby union must report all safeguarding concerns of which they become aware to the RFU Safeguarding Team. Details on reporting an incident can be found at: