safeguard-vulnerable-adultsRounders England Achieve Advanced Standard

The Child Protection in Sport Unit have confirmed that Rounders England have been successful in achieving the Advanced level of the Safeguarding standards. This is an important piece of work which gives a clear message that Rounders is committed to Safeguarding and that we will continue to embed good practice across the sport.

Rounders England is committed to ensuring that all young people who participate in Rounders have a safe and positive experience.

Policy & Guidance

Rounders England is the national governing body for the sport of Rounders in England, and as part of its commitment to ensuring that young people are able to enjoy the sport of Rounders, we have developed a policy and guidance on Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Rounders.

All young people involved in Rounders have a fundamental right to be protected so that they can enjoy the sport free from all forms of abuse and exploitation. It therefore seeks to help protect and promote the welfare of all young people in Rounders by having in place clear policies and guidance for its member teams and leagues and all others involved in the sport.

Safeguarding means promoting the safety and welfare of young people. Safeguarding is a term used to incorporate good practice and is wider than ‘Child Protection’ . Child Protection is still an essential element of this policy and is about acting on concerns about a young person or individual.

This policy has been formulated with guidance from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)  and in line with government guidance.

The Rounders safeguarding policy will be reviewed  every three years or more frequently as required, in line with changes to legislation, government guidance and industry standard practice.

Additional guidance will be produced and added to our website as and when there is a need to provide specific guidance prior to the publication of the next full policy document.

We hope that the policy will assist your team as we all work towards a safer environment for the future of our sport.

Reporting an Incident

If you have an incident to report, do so via this form.

Recognising and Responding to Concerns – Inside Rounders    Outside Rounders

Safeguarding Course Search

As part of the commitment to ensuring young people are able to enjoy all sports in a safe environment, the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and sports coach UK have developed courses which are available to our Club Welfare Officers. Click the links below to see what courses are available.

NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit

sports coach UK

Contact Us

Who to contact for further advice and help:

Rounders England Lead Safeguarding OfficerAlison Howard (available Tuesday to Friday)
T: 01142 480357 or Mobile: 07931 741345

Sian Barnett (available Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)
T: 01142 480357


T: 0808 800 5000
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Child Protection in Sport Unit

T: 0116 234 7278 / 7280
ChildLine: 0800 1111

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