Voice of the child with the RFL

Last updated: 20 May 2021 Topics: Involving children and young people

In this episode, we've teamed up with the RFL Safeguarding Team to delve into the crucial topic of listening to children and young people in sport and how this vital skill can help safeguarding within the sector as well as creating a safer environment within sport.

Our CPSU Senior Consultant, Liza Ware, is joined by the RFL former Safeguarding Lead Officer, Collete Eden as well as wider members of the RFL Club Welfare team to talk about the Rugby League's Listening Club initiative, how they gained buy-in from stakeholders and how they implement the results of their conversations with sporting young people.

In this podcast, we cover:

  • the benefits of listening to children and young people in sport
  • how sports clubs can engage with young people and children
  • creating a safer sport culture
  • how to set up a Listening Club
  • involving children and young people in sport club decision making and putting this into practice
  • how listening to club members can inform sport safeguarding policies

You can also listen to this episode on our Audioboom channel.


  • Liza Ware – CPSU Senior Consultant
  • Colette Eden – Former Lead Safeguarding officer for RFL
  • Rachel Fox-Kent – RFL Club Welfare Officer
  • Beth Hughes – RFL Club Welfare Officer
  • Billy Vaugh – RFL Club Welfare Officer

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