Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding Adults is a responsibility for everyone within rounders. Getting it right will ensure a wider participation in the sport and ensure safe access for everyone involved.

Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity is an Ann Craft Trust (ACT) project funded by Sport England, to develop best practice in safeguarding adults at risk. Through this, Rounders England,with support from ACT developed a separate ‘Safeguarding Adults’ policy.

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

    Safeguarding Adults Policy (27 pages)

    Types of Harm

  • Additional Vulnerability Groups

    Resources to support specific vulnerable groups

    Awareness of the additional vulnerability of deaf and disabled individuals and understand why they are particularly susceptible to abuse.

    This training resource helps adults in black and minority ethnic (BME) communities learn about childcare practices which may be positive or harmful, and ways to keep children safe.

    Understanding more about a faith and the role faith can play in family life is important to help you find appropriate ways to approach conversations around child protection and organisational safe practice.

    In recent years, the sport sector has shown a change in attitudes and is working to embed an accepting and inclusive culture.



    For further support from MIND, we recommend you check out these resources:


    0300 123 3393 (weekdays 9am-6pm)

    The MIND website includes information about:

    • mental health problems, self care and support contact details
    • links between sport, physical activity and mental health
    • MIND’s Get Set To Go programme
    • your local MIND

    Side by Side

    Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, and this is a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

    The community is available to all, 24/7.


    Allegations of abuse or poor practice must be reported to Rounders England. It is important when reporting an incident that Rounders England are informed as soon as possible in order to effectively manage any case or concern.

    Inside Rounders / Outside Rounders / Incident Report Form