CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

Mo-ichido Martial Arts acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and Child Protection in Sport Units requirements.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio- economic background, all children and vulnerable adults:

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at Mo-ichido Martial Arts in a safe and child centered environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in karate or outside of the activity.

Mo-ichido Martial Arts acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy Mo-ichido Martial Arts will:

  • promotes and prioritises the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Mo-ichido Martial Arts. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

MONITORING

The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or Home Country Sports Councils
  • as a result of any other significant change or event.

CONTACTS

For any concerns or queries please contact our Child Protection Officer Mrs. M. Dixon or our Chair Person Colin Parker.

The information in this section has been taken directly from the CPSU section of the NSPCC website and adapted to our requirements. The information acts as a reference for all who participate in any kind of sport activity and not only helps protect the children, but also adult vulnerabilities too.