Child Victims of Crime - Police Partnership
The strong partnership between the RFU and the national police charity, Child Victims of Crime (CVOC), reaches its 10 year milestone in 2012. From humble beginnings, the programme of police training and coaching which feeds into the Tag 2 Twickenham competition, now involves over 35,000 children a year.
CVOC introduced the Tag 2 Twickenham concept in 2002. Working in tandem with the “T2T” festivals, CVOC include a programme of community engagement with Police and Community Support Officers delivering tag rugby in their linked schools. Over 600 officers are trained each year between August and April by the RFU National Tag Rugby Development Officer. They use tag rugby as the vehicle to engage young people before delivering vital personal safety and citizenship messages through the Tackle Safety resource.
CVOC Tackling Safety Resource.
The RFU Yazoo and CVOC programmes join up under the Tag 2 Twickenham banner to provide a national competition. All schools receiving coaching sessions are invited to take part in the county festival pathway and then winning schools progress to 10 regional Tag 2 Twickenham festivals.
The RFU is proud to work with CVOC. For more information about the outstanding work that CVOC do for our most vulnerable children and the tools they provide for primary schools to educate children, and to order your free copies of the tackling safety rescource. visit the CVOC website.