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RFU National Safeguarding Team

Below you will see each member of the team's name, job title and brief job description and contact information. If you have any concerns or queries relating to safeguarding in rugby union please contact us.

Richard Smallbone
Senior Safeguarding Manager
Responsible for driving safeguarding within rugby union. Promoting safeguarding, implementing changes and visiting CBs to ensure safeguarding practices are adhered to throughout the game.
Kath Bennett
Safeguarding Case Manager / Tel - 0208 831 7479
Responsible for managing the safeguarding case management process. Acts as first point of contact in all issues around safeguarding; Case Manager for all referrals to the RFU involving adult on child.
Annie Davis
Safeguarding Advisor
Responsible for supporting the department on the legal aspects of the safeguarding programme and its policies.
Chris Rawlings
Safeguarding Compliance Coordinator / Tel - 0208 831 7454 / Fax - 0208 831 7442
Manages the entire RFU DBS process as well as the RFU safeguarding training programmes and provides support for the work of the RFU Safeguarding Case Manager

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