1st October 2019
We can finally announce after a month of keeping quiet, that we have successfully gained the new Sport England Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts "mark".
We were the first in the TAGB and one of the first in the BTC to successfully gain this mark and are proud to now be helping other instructors and clubs through the process.
About The Safeguarding Code:
The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts recognises clubs and providers in England who have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards. Governing bodies, associations, organisations, franchisers and activity deliverers can work towards attaining recognition along with clubs and individual instructors, coaches and teachers outside of a club structure.
The scheme empowers parents/carers and educational establishments to make informed decisions when selecting a club or provider for their child/children, young people or adults in their care.
The Safeguarding Code has been developed through close consultation between Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies and those with years of expertise in safeguarding. Support was also provided by the Child Protection in Sport Unit, the Ann Craft Trust and NWG Network.
It is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in early 2018.