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Safeguarding Policy

Reporting concerns and Helplines - see our Safeguarding page.

The Club and our parent Association the Lancashire Aikikai follow the BAB's Child Safeguarding & Protection policy (CSPP). (Principles & Responsibilities)

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 :-

  • Safeguarding Principles & Responsibilities,
  • Safeguarding Structure within the BAB.
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
  • Accusations of Child Abuse.
  • Child Transport, Late Collection & Missing Child – Responsibilities.
  • Child-on-Child Bullying – Anti-Bullying Policy.
  • Dress Code & Use of Changing Rooms.
  • Children and Adults on the Mat Together.
  • Photographic & Recorded Images of Children.


Club's position on:-

Photography / Videoing of those under 18 is not generally permitted except by the Club in line with the British Aikido Board's policy & the Club's social media policy.


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.

  Read now »

  Read also Conduct »

Links to additional pages
that provide a framework should we undertake these activities


Club Accreditation:

safeguarding code
About Safeguarding Code

Report concerns to:

.......... 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)

Andrew - Club Welfare Officer. Andrew is the Club Leader who is temporarily covering the role.

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

Links to BAB webpages


We will ensure that: 

  • all adults who come within scope of "regulated activity" will undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
  • Coaches hold up-to-date British Aikido Board coaching qualifications and current insurance cover.
  • Coaches follow a national Code of Conduct.
  • Coaching qualifications are verified.
  • Coaches and Volunteers have access to induction training that covers current Child Safeguarding & Protection Policies and Procedures.
  • Where the conduct of a coach or volunteer falls below the standards we have set we will take the disciplinary action necessary to protect young people.

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