Safeguarding practices to follow during isolation

With the closure of schools and sports clubs, many safeguards for children at risk of abuse and neglect, have been removed. While the country remains in isolation and with social distancing in place, we recommend the following helplines for support and guidance.

ChildLine   W:   T: 0800 11 11

ChildLine is for children only and is a free, private and confidential service, operating from 9am – midnight, where you can talk about anything.

Dealing with anxiety;

If you’re worried about a young person, you can contact NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri/9am-6pm weekends) or email

  • Safeguarding children

    We seek to help protect and promote the welfare of all young people in Rounders by having in place clear policies and guidance for safeguarding children.

  • Safeguarding Adults

    With support from the Ann Craft Trust (ACT), we have created a Safeguarding Adults policy and procedure. The policy applies to all adults, 18 years or older, involved in Rounders.

  • Welfare Officer Guidance

    Welfare Officers play a key role. By designating someone to this role, we have a first point of contact for safeguarding concerns.

  • Safeguarding resources

    We have provided lots of useful downloadable resources to support teams and leagues with regards to Safeguarding.

  • Training & Courses

    The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and UK Coaching have developed courses that are available to our Welfare Officers and Workforce.