Reviewed / Reissued: 1st January 2023
Across Shotokan Connect we place the utmost importance on the wellbeing of all our students. As such, we aim to ensure that students can train with us in a safe, respectful and positive environment, at all times. Within this, a key priority is safeguarding of children (defined for this purpose as under 18 years old) and adults at risk, from all forms of abuse.
In terms of this policy, we recognise there are four categories of abuse we need to prevent:
All Shotokan Connect instructors are committed to:
All instructors are required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, and the status of these is reviewed on a regular basis.
Any member (or parent/guardian/carer of a member) with questions regarding safeguarding, is welcome to discuss them with their club instructor(s).
Issues, concerns or allegations of abuse should be raised with their club’s senior instructor as a matter of urgency. If that not appropriate or possible, they should be raised directly with the Shotokan Connect Safeguarding lead via: email@example.com
Extensive further guidance on the topic of safeguarding is available from the EKF (English Karate Federation) to which Shotokan Connect is affiliated, via the following links: