Child Welfare


NEW - Online DBS

You are now able to complete and submit your DBS application online.

The new system can be accessed by clicking here. To begin the process you will need to enter the reference for your club, a list of which can be found by clicking here along with the password rfl123.

Once you have submitted your application you will still need to visit an RFL approved verifier to have your identity checked, a list of verifiers who are able to do this can be found by clicking here.

Once your application has been verified it is automatically submitted to the RFL, it is then countersigned and sent to the DBS for processing.

Once you have received your disclosure certificate this now only needs to be sent to The RFL if your certificate contains 'information' as we will need to carry out a risk assessment. We will be notified by the DBS of the disclosures we need to see.

Please note this only applies to applications submitted online, if you have completed a paper application your disclosure certificate still needs to be sent to The RFL regardless of whether it contains 'information' or not.

A printable guide to the online DBS system can be accessed by clicking here.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

The welfare of children within Rugby League is paramount and the RFL are committed to ensuring the correct policies are adhered to within the game. The RFL Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy (published in 2008 and available to download in the Downloads section) contains the principles which must be adhered to by all clubs in the game to ensure that young people in the game can be healthy and happy, and allow them to enjoy and develop in the game of Rugby League.

The RFL Safeguarding team will support all clubs to ensure that best practice is followed at all times.

Please browse the pages in this section to find a wide range of information regarding Safeguarding.

If you have any specific queries or wish to discuss a concern, please contact the RFL Safeguarding team - details below.

RFL Safeguarding Team

Colette Eden                   Lead Safeguarding Officer

0113 237 5046                             07595 520610   

Emma Rosewarne                 Safeguarding Officer

0113 237 5013                             07850 483736

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