Rounders 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.
Safeguarding and Protecting Young People
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 terms 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 guidance is set out in five user friendly sections;
- Safeguarding Policy – Full Policy (86 pages) and Short Policy (7 pages)
- Recognising and Responding to Concerns – Inside Rounders Outside Rounders
- Codes of Conduct & Practice
- Templates and Policies
- Welfare officer packs for teams & leagues
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 this 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.
NOTE: If you have an incident to report, do so via this form.
Who to contact for further advice and help:
Rounders England Lead Safeguarding Officer – Alison Howard
T: 01142 480357 or Mobile: 07931 741345
Child Protection in Sport Unit
T: 0116 234 7278 / 7280
ChildLine: 0800 1111
NSPCC 24 hour helpline: 0800 800 5000
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