Codes and Policies

Child Safeguarding Policy
All rugby participants have a role to play in helping keep children and young people safe in rugby.

We take our responsibilities to deliver a rugby environment that is caring, nurturing and safe for all participants and ensure child safety is embedded in our leadership, governance and culture, seriously.

Everyone involved in our sport should be treated with respect and dignity and be free to enjoy rugby without being discriminated against, harassed, bullied or abused.

Rugby Australia‘s Child Safeguarding Policy not only documents our commitment to child safety but also:

  • Recognises the unique and valuable contributions that staff, members and volunteers provide to the experiences of children and young people in rugby
  • Sets out the obligations and expected standards of behaviour of all participants
  • Sets out best practices for how to create child-safe environments across the game
  • Outlines how best to respond to concerns of child abuse
  • Equips staff, volunteers and members with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep our children and young people safe.

We are all responsible for safeguarding the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people and ensuring an environment and culture where everyone is empowered to protect themselves and one another.

For Participants in South Australia please also refer to the Child Safeguarding Policy South Australian Addendum.