SAFEGUARDING CODE IN MARTIAL ARTS
Synergy Martial Arts has received the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts award.
The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created to give parents and carers peace of mind when searching for martial arts clubs suitable for children or adults in their care.
Funded by the National Lottery, this scheme was launched by the Sports Minister in early 2018 and is delivered through a group of partners and experts in safeguarding such as the Child Protection in Sport Unit (NSPCC) and Sport England.
As such, any martial arts club/organization or individual in England who has achieved the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts, has successfully demonstrated to us that they have a good working knowledge of quality safeguarding practices will be able to reassure you that they have the following in place:
Disclosure and Barring Service Check for all coaches, staff and volunteers (this indicated if a person has a conviction to their name)
Safeguarding awareness training for all coaches, staff and volunteers
**All coaches will have hold a minimum coaching standard or coaching qualification
*A Safeguarding Policy
***A Safe Practice Policy
A reporting system for reporting participants’ safety and welfare
A complaints process for parents and all participants
Code of Conduct for children/young people, coaches/volunteers and parents
* This should be available to all staff, volunteers, parents and participants.
** We can only validate coaches qualifications where the coach holds a qualification issued by a national governing body that is recognised by Sport England.
*** It’s up to you to spend time in your club and understand the Safe Practice Policy…. make sure you feel comfortable with the information and practices. All clubs and organisations have their own standards to work to and The Safeguarding Code is not responsible for monitoring this.
If you’re a parent or carer of a participant who attends a martial arts organisation without the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts “mark”, please encourage them to work towards meeting the required standards of the Safeguarding Code.
To gain more information about this please follow the link: https://www.safeguardingcode.com/parents
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