The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts recognises clubs or providers in England who have reached and maintain excellent 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.
About the Safeguarding Code "mark"
The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts "mark" has been created so that parents/carers and educational establishments can clearly identity who has successfully signed up to the Safeguarding Code. Those who have been awarded the "mark" can use the logo on their promotional material (inc website, social media), their governing documents, policies and procedures, as well as their official stationery.