- Who can work towards attaining the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts mark?
Anyone who is involved with the delivery of martial arts in England is eligible, although your process may differ slightly depending on how your organisation is set up. The checklists below will give you guidance on what is required before you start the process.
Individual: There is only one person involved. They do not have any other coaching staff or volunteers, nor do they have a management committee/board of trustees.
Organisation: Has more than one person involved in the delivery or coordination of their activities but does not have a management committee/board of trustees.
Club: Can have any number of coaches or volunteers, is formalised and must have a management committee/board of trustees.
Associations: If you are responsible for the operation of a number of clubs, you might be eligible to apply on behalf of all of them in one application. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your application before you apply.
Governing Organisation: An umbrella organisation that oversees the actions of a number of clubs. e.g. Franchiser or NGB. Please note if you believe that you are eligible in this category please register your interest at email@example.com and we will be in touch.
- Applying by Post
If you would prefer to send us a postal submission, please note the following:
- Download the checklist for Individual applicants or Clubs & Organisations, and the guidance notes (these explain how to complete the checklist)
- Complete and sign the checklist, ensuring you complete every relevant section – Please note we cannot process your submission without your signature.
- Print and attach the required documents as suggested in the checklist and attach them to your submission
The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts
C/O Jo Aldridge
Suite 1, Innovation House,
E Service Rd
- Affiliated to British Judo Association, British Taekwondo Council and other Governing Organisations
If you are affiliated to British Judo, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and request application to the Safeguarding Code. Your NGB will review your application and contact us directly on your behalf.
If you are delivering Judo, but are not affiliated to British Judo please register and begin the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts process or write to us at email@example.com if you run an Association and we will be in touch to arrange a meeting about your application.
If you are affiliated to The British Taekwondo Council you are included in a specific process for the National Governing Body. As the British Taekwondo Council is in possession of NSPCC Advanced Standards the NGB meets all the requirements of the Safeguarding Code. British Taekwondo Council clubs do not need to apply to the Safeguarding Code, however in line with the BTC’s good practice around safeguarding, BTC clubs are invited to apply for the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts via the British Taekwondo Council if they so wish.
All club instructors have access to an application form via the BTC website which clearly identifies the requirements to achieve the Safeguarding Code and should the club wish to be in possession of the Code and included on the map, the form must be duly completed and signed confirming that you meet all of the requirements. When you return the form to the BTC Lead Safeguarding Officer, the BTC will apply to the Safeguarding Code on behalf of your club.
If you are affiliated to The British Martial Arts & Boxing Association (BMABA) and you have achieved the free Club Colours Award, you do not need to apply to the Safeguarding Code as it will be automatically issued to you. If you are registered with BMABA, visit bmaba.org.uk/clubcolours.
If you are affiliated to any other NGB/ Governing Organisation and need help with starting your application please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.