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Child Protection


Boroughmuir Rugby, and the wider Community Sports Club, strives to achieve best practice in player welfare with the safety and well-­being of our players always at the forefront of our minds.

Everyone within BRCSC works to this policy in order to:

  • help protect children and young people in the care of the Academy; and
  • promote the wellbeing of all children and young people.

In Scotland, a child is deemed legally an adult at the age of 16, however this can be extended to 18 under certain circumstances.

Regardless of circumstances, this policy covers all players up to the age of 18 due to the position of trust that coaches and volunteers are in. While this policy covers all players under the age of 18, it is recognised that some players under the age of 18 but over the age of 16 can, with the necessary consents as per our Age Banding Policies, play adult rugby.

Those dealing with players under 18 who are playing up a level must always be mindful of the players safety and wellbeing.

However, for the purposes of this policy, a player who is training or playing with an adult team, having obtained the necessary consents for playing up a level, is treated as an adult and the detail of this policy does not apply while he/she is training or playing with that adult team. 

Policy for Download

The full policy document can be downloaded here. 

Child Protection Policy

Contact Details

For any questions on the policy or to discuss any issues you can contact the club's Child Protection Officer (Jonathan Broster) by email at

If  for  any  reason  you  have  a concern  relating  to  Child  Protection  that  you  do  not  feel  is  being appropriately  handled  by  the  Academy,  the  Scottish  Rugby Union has  a  dedicated  Lead  Child   Protection  Officer  who  is  part  of  the HR  &  Regulatory  Teams.  

They  can  be  contacted via email at  or  by phone on 0131  346  5000.  

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