Safeguarding or Safe Sport is defined as an “athletic environment that is respectful, equitable and free from all forms of harassment and abuse (non accidental) violence” (International Olympic Council’s Consensus Statement, 2016) .
Everyone involved in rugby shares the responsibility to identify harassment and abuse and to develop a culture of dignity, respect and safety within the game. Abuse can happen in any sport, at any level. However we, as a community, can take collective action to eradicate it from our game.
Forms of Abuse
Who does Safeguarding apply to?
The Safeguarding policy applies to all participants of the game of rugby including:
What are your responsibilities?
Everyone in Singapore has a responsibility to report any concerns over the welfare of athletes involved in rugby. To report a concern, please click here to contact a member of the Safeguarding Committee.
The SRU has developed a Safeguarding Code for Participants which all members of the Community should read and uphold.
Every coach will be expected to attend a compulsory Safeguarding Course prior to engaging in coaching rugby in Singapore*.
*The course is still pending a final review. We will update the community once this course is available