Safeguarding Children

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. We seek to help protect and promote the welfare of all young people in Rounders by having in place clear policies and guidance for our member teams and leagues and all others involved in the sport.

NEW Here are some useful resources for your coaches to utilise in their summer sessions to help them deliver truly great coaching:

If you would like to find out more please contact us at [email protected].

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 [email protected].

  • Safeguarding Children Policy

    This policy has been formulated with guidance from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and with government guidance. We hope that the policy will assist you as we all work towards a safer environment for the future of our sport.

    Full Policy 2024 (27 pages)

  • Advice for Children

    This section is to help you understand where you can go for more information on how to be safe when playing rounders. If you are worried or have any questions about anything which might be making you feel uncomfortable contact someone using one of the options below.

    Is something worrying you? Report your concern

    Tell an adult you trust as soon as possible, such as:

    • a parent or someone else in your family
    • another member of staff at the sports club
    • a teacher or school counsellor
    • your doctor or school nurse

    Your team/ league/ club will have a Welfare Officer – find out who they are and tell them about your worries

    Make sure you are not alone again with the person who has tried to harm you

  • Helplines

    ChildLine is the free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. You can call about any problem, at any time – day or night. Call 0800 1111.

    Think U Know offers age relevant guidance, videos, games and top tips for children of all ages.

    Kidscape is a children’s charity that gives practical advice to young people about bullying and keeping safe.

  • Recognising & Responding to Concerns

    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 RoundersOutside Rounders  / Incident Report Form