Sport England is delighted to announce that 1000 Martial Arts clubs have now successfully demonstrated their good safeguarding standards and have attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.
A further 300 clubs are registered for the scheme and are working towards completing their application.
Jayne Molyneux, Director of Children and Young People at Sport England, said:
“It’s great that 1000 clubs have now achieved good safeguarding standards for Martial Arts. Safeguarding and welfare is integral to all people and children taking part in sport and activity. This important milestone will give people the confidence to choose the right club for them and their families to take part in Martial Arts.”
The club breaking through the 1000 barrier is Proaction Martial Arts and Fitness, founded in 2002 by former ITF president (International Taekwon-Do Federation) and World Champion, Mr Tom Nicholson who said,
“As a club that offers combat sport-based lessons, safeguarding has always been at the heart of what we do. We’re committed to providing a training environment that is safe for all our members and instructors. Receiving this official standard has enabled us to crystallise our processes and procedures and gives our members added reassurance.”
Registration is easy and free, and Sport England are encouraging all martial arts clubs and instructors to start working towards the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts now by visiting www.safeguardingcode.com and registering to begin an application. The Project Team’s support is free and available to everyone and can be reached at email@example.com
Proaction has a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, harassment, violence, exploitation, discrimination, or neglect and are committed to ensuring safety and wellbeing of all our members.
The Club has dedicated staff who are specially trained and can help. It is the responsibility of Praoction to manage any concerns raised and report them on to the appropriate authorities.
Our trained safeguarding officer is Mrs Jas Nicholson and she can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07710 821 777.