Safeguarding

Aberdeen Grammar Rugby acknowledges its responsibility to protect and safeguard all children involved in the Club. The Club endorses the Scottish Rugby Union Child Protection Policy and has a Child Protection Officer who can provide advice and assistance on any child protection or safeguarding matter. The links below provide a range of information and contact details.

Responding to Covid19 and ensuring children and young people can play rugby safely is our top priority, however safeguarding remains a responsibility the Club takes extremely seriously. As the season gets underway the Club Child Protection Officer is starting to process online PVG applications for coaches and other volunteers. Guidance can be found here: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sru-files/PVG-Process-update-Aug20.pdf. All new coaches should contact the Club CPO via the contact details below.

Aberdeen Grammar Rugby Child Protection Policy 

Scottish Rugby Union Child Safeguarding Policy

Aberdeen Grammar Rugby Short Practical Guide

Sharing pictures online – safeguarding children while staying social

Are you a ‘sharent’? The internet and social media are great ways to share special moments from your child’s early years. But before sharing, Aberdeen Grammar Rugby respectfully asks that you bear in mind:

Please consider these points when you are thinking of posting your photos.

You can find helpful information about this topic at:

Think You Know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/Sharing-pictures-of-your-children/

SRU Safeguarding guidance https://www.scottishrugby.org/safeguarding/advice-for-clubs

Safer Internet Centre https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/about

Contact details

Audrey Nicoll, Child Protection Officer, audreynicoll@icloud.com

Police Scotland non-emergency no 101 or dial 999 in an emergency

Aberdeen City Social Work Joint Child Protection Unit 01224 306877

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/social-care-and-health/contact-us-childrens-social-work

Aberdeen City Out of Hours Social Work Service tel 0800 7315 520

Monday to Thursday 1630 to midnight

Weekends and public holidays 0830 to midnight

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/social-care-and-health/contact-us-social-work#2399