Safeguarding Children


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 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 (88 pages)                                                 Quick Guide (16 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