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:
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.
The full policy document can be downloaded here.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0131 346 5000.