Code of Conduct: All Aikidoka and especially the Coach have a responsibility to behave in a manner that maintains and enhances the reputation of their Association and the National Governing Body. Aikido is a martial way of practising a controlled form of potentially dangerous techniques. At all times Coaches should facilitate the safe and ethical practice of Aikido. Coaches should encourage a culture in which they and their students are aware of their ‘Duty of Care.’
This will include such considerations as:
The NGB BAB has approved and adopted the Sports Coach UK Code of Ethics, the BAB Equality Policy and the bAB Safeguarding Policy
Taken from Section 2 of their BAB Coaching and Club Handbook (Coaching Manual)
Additional to the links on the bottom of this page
Expectations of Juniors and Parents
You and Your Responsibilties (Lancashire Aikikai) particularly the "Rules of Practice" that are included in membership books.
How the Lancashire Aikikai works contains many of policies and guidance
Child Protection - we all have a duty to report any concerns
As young people are juniors in the eyes of the Child Safeguarding & Protection Policy and the law till they reach 18 – all members need to be aware of the policy and how to report concerns its not just those involved with junior classes but 16-18 on a senior mat.
The Club and the Lancashire Aikikai both have Disciplinary Procedures contained in their Constitutions.
Ours says "Where a member has brought Aikido or the Club into disrepute, has acted in a unbecoming way or manner, infringed any Club rules, regulation, constitution or code of conduct (or that of the British Aikido Board or Lancashire Aikikai) then action falls within this section. Disciplinary outcomes may include sanctions, conditions, reprimands, termination of membership, suspension or other measures."
The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All coaches must: