Mon 04 Sep 2023 15:42


Chesham Rugby Union Football Club, follows the guidance as laid out by the England Rugby Football Union and follows the procedures and practices laid out by their Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.

All our coaches must hold current DBS certificates. It is not only coaches but ALL volunteers who have any contact with youngsters that have to have DBS clearance.

If any one has any concerns or would like to know more please contact the club safeguarding officer Dan Rose

Chesham's safeguarding (and other) policies can be found here

Who to contact

In all cases if you are not sure what to do contact either the NSPCC 24-hour freephone helpline (0808 800 5000) or leave a message on the RFU Safeguarding Line (0208 831 6655) and a member of the Safeguarding Team will respond.

Concussion Protocol

The RFU guidance on concussion and Headcase can be found below:

Headcase & Concussion Resources

We recommend that everyone should take the time to go through the RFU resources. For Parents/guardians it is particularly useful for identifying conncussions that have occurred out of rubgy. If you suspect your child of sustaining a concussion from a fall, or playing sports at school/college then please follow the protocols:

The player with concussion should “Rest their body and Rest their brain” for a minimum of 14 Days, and until all symptoms have disappeared, before commencing a graduated return to play programme (GRTP).
Full recovery from the concussion is required before return to full contact training and play. This includes other sports and activities that have a predictable risk of head impacts. Return to education must come before return to play.

Chesham Rugby Club's priority is to RECONGISE & REMOVE anyone with suspected concussion. In all cases where a head injury has been sustained by a youth section player, regardless if in training or playing a match, the club requires that their Head Injury Report form is completed and sent to the appropriate section coach.