Player Welfare is World Rugby’s number one priority and with increasing numbers participating in the game worldwide, steps must be taken by all stakeholders to ensure that participation in rugby is a safe and enjoyable experience.

For information and resources on safeguarding young athletes from harassment and abuse in sport and safe working practices for coaches working with vulnerable and young people, please visit World Rugby Coaching: Coaching Children

World Rugby is mindful that many stakeholders have specific policies in place relevant to their jurisdiction. To further support those wishing to develop their own policies, a range of external resources are available for consultation in multiple languages including:

International Safeguards for Children in Sport:

International Olympic Committee resources on safeguarding athletes from harassment and abuse in sport: