Reporting concerns and Helplines - see our Safeguarding page.
Our responsibility is to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to our care. All young people under the age of 18 years come within this policy and best practice.
We are also committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members and so also follow the BAB Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding and Protection Policy (VASPP). (Guidance on the Policy)
The Club's Safeguarding statement of Intent is on our Safeguarding page
The CSPP policy is expanded by Supplementary Documents to provide detail and guidance - each topic is a separate pdf file. Particularly noted by CSPP :-
Electronic Communication: Club members will not use Social Media, messaging, phones or email to communicate with Children who are or have been members of the Club. Further guidance is given by in the British Aikido Board's policy & the Club's social media policy
Read our guidance for Parents and Children about our expectations and support for Safe Practice. Please help your child understand too.
Links to additional pages
that provide a framework should we undertake these activities
.......... on safeguarding and protection issues. Unless to do so would place a child at risk of harm your first point of contact should be our Club Welfare Officer (CWO)
or if not available or you consider there is a conflict of interest with a member of his family contact our Association - Child Protection Officer (ACPO) - Istvan Koloh Click here
We will ensure that:
The Club and Aikikai will fully support and protect any member who in good faith reports concerns that another member is, or may be abusing a child.
Above approved 1st February 2022