Welcome to the Somerset RFU Safeguarding page.
Each club with a mini/junior/youth section (any player who is below the age of 18) must have a Club Safeguarding Officer CSO). The CSO, together with any assistants will coordinate DBS applications for all coaches and volunteers and implement a Club Safeguarding policy.
This page usually contains lots of information on all aspects of safeguarding - where you can find useful help on Touring with Children, Camps & Festivals & Tournaments, Playing out of Age Grade (POoAG) and Out of Season Activities. However, at the current time we will not be accepting any requests to Tour, hold a camp, festival or tournament or play out of age group. We do not expect this to change until we reach stage F of the RFU Return to Rugby Roadmap.
Further information is available in The Governance section of the England Rugby website, which has an abundance of information including:
For up to date information during the Coronavirus pandemic please refer to this link.
Covid 19 risk assessments
Please be informed that the CB is not in a position to facilitate any requests to advise or approve any club covid 19 risk assessment. We can only reiterate the advise and regulations that have been set out by the Government and the RFU.