RugbySafe, supported by Simplyhealth, is the RFU’s overarching player safety and wellbeing programme, putting player welfare at the heart of the game, and covering how the game should be organised and managed to ensure that rugby is played in a safe and enjoyable environment.
We know that prevention is better than cure. RugbySafe provides guidance and resources for all rugby activity organisers on what needs to be in place. Together with Simplyhealth, we recognise that mental and physical wellbeing go hand in hand with developing a positive player welfare culture and keeping the rugby community healthy.
Clubs and all organisers of rugby activities have a responsibility towards the health and safety of players, staff, and volunteers. Appropriate measures for training, first aid provision and equipment should be in place to ensure that rugby union is delivered to the highest standards in a safe and enjoyable environment.
We are actively recruiting a RugbySafe Manager for the CB, who will embed good practice across the CB and clubs to support the promotion of a proactive approach to player welfare and safety, with support of the RFU RugbySafe Team.
You will find, in the form of RugbySafe Toolkits, a series of online and downloadable resources designed to provide information and guidance on various player welfare topics and provides information and guidance to support clubs and other rugby activity organisers in delivering best practice.
The RugbySafe Toolkits includes information on:
- Being RugbySafe + Club RugbySafe Lead role descriptor
- Incident & Injury Reporting
- RugbySafe Essential Guides & Resources
- First Aid & Immediate Care Provision and Training
- Mental Wellbeing Guidance
- Player Welfare Research