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Laura Hart - Safeguarding Officer
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Oakmeadians RFC believes it is unacceptable for anyone to experience abuse of any kind and we recognise the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our members, though a commitment to protect them.

Laura is our Safeguarding Officer and has been a member of the club since 2003, taking on this important role in 2021. She has completed multiple courses within safeguarding and works closely with Dorset & Wilts and the RFU Safeguarding teams to help develop safeguards within Rugby.

Rugby should be fun and we are committed to enhancing the Rugby experience.

If you have any concerns, make sure to report it to the Club Safeguarding Officer.

Important contacts

Childline: 0800 1111

NSPCC (24hr): 0808 800 5000

If you are concerned that someone is at immediate risk of harm, dial 999

Rugby Safe (Player Welfare)

Laura Hart - Rugby Safe Lead
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Rugbysafe is the RFU’s overarching player safety and wellbeing programme, putting player welfare at the heart of the game and covering how the game should be organized and managed to ensure that rugby is played in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Laura Hart is Oakmeadians RFC's Rugbysafe Lead, and her aim is to help keep all our players, members and volunteers safe on and off the pitch.

She is responsible for 1st Aid and immediate care provision, training, incident and injury reporting, HEADCASE and Activate.

Inclusion and Diversity

Everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm and abuse.

Wellbeing Champion

Chrissie Beatty - Wellbeing Champion

At Oakmeadians, the wellbeing of our members is our priority, not just on the pitch but off the pitch too. We recognise that life can be hard sometimes and with 1 in 4 adults, and 1 in 10 children experiencing mental health challenges, we are a safe place for people to say they are not ok.

Chrissie Beatty is our Wellbeing Champion here at Oaks. She has been part of our rugby family since 2008 and is our Mental Health First Aider, as well as being a specialist Mental Health Social Worker.

If you or your child is in need of some support, you can contact Chrissie via email at 

County Lines

It is the responsibility of all of us to protect young and vulnerable people from criminal gangs.

You can report suspicious activity in the following ways,


Call:      101

Call:      crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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