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 Safeguarding #SmilesonFaces

If you see it, and it doesn’t look, feel or sound right,



Children are the lifeblood of the game and it is crucial that they are cared for in the correct manner. Any player under the age of 18 is classed as a child and should be respected as such.  All our kids have #smilesonfaces and we want to keep it that way!!

In order to provide children with the best possible experiences and opportunities in rugby union, it is imperative that everyone operates within an accepted ethical framework and demonstrates exemplary behaviour. This not only ensures the game makes a positive contribution to the development of children, safeguards them and promotes their welfare but also protects all personnel from allegations of abuse or poor practice.

Macclesfield RUFC is committed from the highest level to ensuring that all children within our care are, at all times, within a safe and caring environment.

Below you will find Macclesfield RUFC’s policies and resources with respect to our approach to Safeguarding. 

Club Key Contacts?

Club Safeguarding Officer: Tristan Wood 

Deputy Club Safeguarding Officer:   Phil Mason

Emergency Contacts

In an emergency call 999

Childline 0800 11 11 or visit

Samaritans:  116 123

Non-Urgent Referrals

Safeguarding Referral Form – Please use this form to report a concern or non-urgent issue.  Please see above for urgent referrals.

Policies & Agreements

MRUFC Safeguarding Policy (July 2023)

Home Club Agreement

Macclesfield RUFC Images Policy

Player and Parent Code of Conduct


Coaches’ Code of Conduct


RFU Safeguarding Toolkit

Coaches Resources

Volunteer Application Form

Report an Accident / Incident


Safeguarding – Touring Guide

Child Consent Form for travelling without parents

Outgoing Tour Form – For Cross Union Tours


Concussion Guidance

Concussion Awareness Course (to be repeated every 12 months)