Hi, I’m Kath. I’ve been a member of Burnside Rugby Club since 2016, I was Club Secretary from 2021- 2017, I’m the parent of a Jnr, and the wife of Snr player.
As the Child Safety Officer, it’s my job to be available to our members for anyone who wants to talk about concerns to do with children, young people & their families.

You can chat with me confidentially, ask questions, or raise concerns.

P | 0412646940

DM | Katherine Devlin-Matthews

E | kathdevlinmatthews@adam.com.au

In addition to coaching qualifications, and as part of ensuring BRUFC is a Child Safe Environment, all club appointed volunteers undertake the following screening and training, audited annually:

Child Protection & Safe Guarding Training – Sport Integrity Australia

“It is essential everyone involved with delivering sport in Australia understands the important legal and governance responsibilities they have in relation to child safety.  This includes boards, committees, administrators, volunteers, coaches, parents and participants. We have zero tolerance for any behaviour that puts the well-being of children and young people at risk. “

Working with Children’s Check – Department for Human Services

“People working or volunteering with children in South Australia must, by law, have a Working with Children Check.

A Working with Children Check is an assessment of whether a person poses an unacceptable risk to children. As part of the process, the Screening Unit will look at criminal history, child protection information and other information. “

Mandated Notifiers including Coaches & Managers, can find more information here

Rugby Union SA child safety information can be found here

Concerned members of the community can find more information here

Or if you are concerned or have a reasonable suspicion that a child is being abused or neglected, phone the Child Abuse Report Line (CARL) 131 478.

The report line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In an emergency, always call 000