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Overview of the Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework

Rugby league administrators, officials, members and volunteers often have a high level of interaction with Children and Young People. As such, they play a major part in providing a safe and positive environment for them to participate. Coaches, in particular, work closely with Children and Young People, and have important responsibilities for ensuring their safety and welfare.

The NRL have developed the Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework for those who participate in the game of rugby league.


If you have any issues you would like to report to the NRL please contact us.


Additional resources

National Office for Child Safety

Child safe check-ups/seminars (NSW Childrens Guardian)

Play by the Rules online child protection course

Pre-employment screening: Working with Children Checks and Police Checks


Finding Help and Support

If someone is in immediate danger of harm or if the matter is an emergency dial 000

Police non emergency 131 444

Child Protection Helpline 132 111

24-hour telephone assistance is available through:

  • Lifeline - 13 11 14
  • 1800 Respect - 1800 737 732
  • MensLine Australia - 1300 789 978

National Rugby League


Peter Reeves 





Policy Download

Safeguarding Policy - NRL

This Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy provides an outline of how the NRL Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework will operate.

Policy Download

Child Safe Code of Behaviour - NRL

The purpose of this code is to describe the standards of behaviour expected from officers, employees, volunteers and participants of the NRL (NRL People) while carrying out duties in the presence of Children and Young People.


Complaints and Reporting - NRL

This Safeguarding Children and Young People Complaints and Reporting Procedure sets out the procedure that all NRL People must follow to meet their responsibilities....


Induction and Training Requirements - NRL

This NRL Safeguarding Children and Young People Induction and Training Requirements (Induction and Training Requirements) provides an outline of how NRL will deliver its commitments to keeping Children and Young People in rugby league safe by providing induction and training to NRL staff, contractors, consultants employees and volunteers (NRL People).


Recruitment and Screening - NRL

Supporting NRL Clubs to adopt The National Rugby League Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Policy.

Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO)

Each state has a MPIO who is available to provide information and guidance on complaints procedures - they are the 'go to' person if you want to discuss problems at your club/association.


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