GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING: MARTIAL ARTS
Safeguarding should be a top priority for all those involved in every sport, whether a club, organisation, an individual or as a parent. This is why Sport England have brought leading bodies from Safeguarding together with the Martial Arts sector to launch the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.
Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.
The Safeguarding Code gives everyone an opportunity to work towards earning recognition that shows they have reached and maintained excellent safeguarding standards. By attaining the Safeguarding Code ‘mark’, all clubs and instructors can demonstrate that they are actively working to protect the children, young people and adults that are involved in their activities – as well as their own coaches and instructors.
The mark demonstrates that quality safeguarding processes and practices are in place. The mark also helps participants, parents and carers in their decision of where to go to get involved in Martial Arts.
Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts – STANDARDS.
Clubs and individual instructors that meet the specific standards of the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts will be able to display the Safeguarding Code mark on all marketing literature, newsletters, website and social media pages, reassuring parents, carers and participants that they are fully committed to safeguarding at all levels.
The process is simple and there are lots of resources and template documents in place to support you through your submission. A checklist is available to download before you begin, outlining everything you will need to complete your submission so that you can collate it all before you return to demonstrate that you meet the Safeguarding Code’s standards.
REGISTRATION AND ACCREDITION
In 2019, all martial arts clubs, organisations and individuals who have attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts mark will also be published on a public facing database which will be set up to help give confidence to parents, carers and educational establishments when selecting a local club.
Over 200 clubs, with in excess of 20,000 active members, have already registered for the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts and are working towards achieving the mark.
Registration is free and easy, and all Martial Arts clubs and instructors are encouraged to start working towards the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts now by visiting www.safeguardingcode.com.
Further information, advice, and guidance on safeguarding issues can be accessed via the below links.
GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Sport is fun! It gives you the opportunity to make new friends and try out new activities. However, for a few children the fun is spoiled by adults who do or say things during sporting activities or at other times that hurt or frighten them. We want to make sure the sports you are playing are safe!
GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING ADULTS AT RISK
County Durham Sport have a responsibility and are committed to safeguarding the welfare of adults at risk involved in sport and physical activity across County Durham.
GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING ADULTS WITH ADDITIONAL VULNERABILITIES & SUPPORT NEEDS
Information designed to help sports clubs and organisations to support individuals with additional needs or vulnerabilities so that they participate in sport and physical activity.
GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING: CLUBS, COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS
We work with sports clubs to support them in being a safe environment for children and young people.
GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING: PARENTS & CARERS
It is your right as a parent or carer to be able to check how well a sports club is run, for the sake of your child’s safety and your peace of mind.
SAFEGUARDING: MARTIAL ARTS
Safeguarding should be a top priority for all those involved in every sport. This is why Sport England have brought leading bodies from Safeguarding together with the Martial Arts sector to launch the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.
Have concerns about the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult? Find the relevant contact information here.
This section contains downloadable resources and guidance documents for those working with children and young people or adults at risk in sport, including guidance on what to do if your worried a child is being abused.
Information and contact details of organisations providing Safeguarding training opportunities.