What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action we take to ensure all children and adults are kept safe from harm when involved in WBSC Events. There is no place in our sport for discrimination, harassment and abuse, nor for anyone who takes advantage of one’s trust. The WBSC has zero tolerance for any harassment and abuse irrespective of gender, race, colour, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Why is this important?

The impact of harassment and abuse can be significant in your life as a whole. Short-term effect can be devastating in terms of one’s career, performance and mental health. It can have a long-term effect, such as post traumatic stress, substance abuse or bad relationships.

All sorts of things can develop from a traumatic experience, so it is important to know that there are people who can support, who can direct you to the right person for help in reporting incidents of harassment and abuse.

What to do when there is a case?

The key component is communication. Have the confidence and courage to speak up about anything you see and anything you experience that you find inappropriate.

WBSC has Safeguarding Officer at each WBSC tournament who is present throughout the entire tournament and whom people can report directly to, under complete confidentiality.

Outside of WBSC events, anyone in our sport can report a case to