Somerset Safeguarding

SRFU County Safeguarding Manager  Tracey Sweetland
Tel: 07866 405758
SRFU County Assistant Safeguarding Manager  Katrina Swain
Tel: 07813 883704

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.

Further information is available in The Governance section of the England Rugby website, which has an abundance of information including:

  • Safer Recruitment
  • DBS Procedure
  • Regulations for 2020-2021 including Regulation 15 Age Grade and Regulation 21
  • Safeguarding courses - Including the new online pre-DBS course here

For up to date information during the Coronavirus pandemic please refer to this link.

Covid 19 risk assessments

Dear Clubs

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.

Details of these can be found in the RFU's Community Game Updates or via England Rugby's Running your club page.

Gareth Chew
County Secretary
Somrset RFU