Codes and Policies

Child Safe Commitment

Rugby Australia is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our sport. We will do this by ensuring our policies, frameworks and procedures seek to address risks to child safety and ensure a child-safe culture.

Our policies are accessible and in a form that is easy to understand, have been informed by stakeholder consultation and are communicated to children and their families, our staff, volunteers and the public.

We will regularly review our policies, consult widely and advise our staff and volunteers of any changes.

We will ensure that child safety is embedded in our organisation's culture, reflected in our policies and procedures, and understood and practised at all levels of our sport.

We will seek to ensure that all those involved in the delivery of rugby services to children and young people understand their roles and expected standards of behaviour in relation to keeping them safe from abuse and neglect through the application of Rugby Australia’s Child Safeguarding Policy, Member Protection Policy and the Code of Conduct.

We are committed to building an environment that is both child-safe and child-friendly. All of us in the rugby community have a role to play in ensuring that we keep our sport as safe and enjoyable as possible and provide an environment in which children and young people feel respected, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.