The WRU also has a responsibility to ensure that within all the programmes it funds, the affiliated Clubs have established policies and provide protection to children, young people, and adults at risk.
The WRU recognises that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and expects all staff, members and volunteers to be fully committed to promoting and implementing the policy throughout the sport.
The WRU Safeguarding Policies and Procedures are mandatory for anyone within the sport who is involved either directly or indirectly with children or adults at risk as part of their role in the sport. Any volunteers who are involved in this capacity on behalf of the WRU or a WRU registered club must demonstrate that they have met equivalent standards as those set out in the policy and will be required to comply with the WRU Safeguarding Policy, for the duration of their involvement within the sport.
The WRU Safeguarding Policy has been developed through consultation with member clubs, young people, and various other organisations including the Child Protection in Sport Unit, and provides practical guidance on a variety of subjects.
The WRU Safeguarding Policy is available to download here.
The WRU Safeguarding Policy in Welsh is available to download here.