Our Safeguarding Policy

This safeguarding policy applies to all instructors, coaches, officials, referees, trustees, secretaries, students, parents, volunteers and other members or associated instructors of Close Combat Martial Arts.
The purpose of this policy is to;

  • Protect children and young people who receive instruction, classes, or martial arts lessons through Close Combat Martial Arts
  •  To provide our instructors and other members of the club’s adult support team with the principles that guide our approach to safeguarding and child protection;

CLOSE COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS BELIEVES THAT A CHILD OR YOUNG
PERSON SHOULD NEVER EXPERIENCE ABUSE OF ANY KIND. WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROMOTE THE WELFARE OF ALL CHILDREN AND
YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO KEEP THEM SAFE. WE ARE COMMITTED TO TEACHING AND PROMOTING MARTIAL ARTS IN A WAY THAT PROTECTS THEM.

Close Combat Martial Arts Recognise That;

  • The welfare of the child is paramount, as enshrined by the Children Act 1989.
  •  All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have a right to equal protection from all types of harm and abuse.
  •  Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs, or other issues.
  •  Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

Close Combat Martial Arts seek to keep children and young people safe by;

  • Valuing them, listening to, and respecting them.
  • Appointing a Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) for children and young people, a deputy, and lead board member for safeguarding.
  • Adopting child protection and safeguarding practices through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers.
  • Developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures.
  • Proving effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training, and quality assurance measures.
  • Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.
  • Recording and storing information professionally and securely, and sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children, their families, staff, and volunteers via leaflets, posters, one-to-one discussions.
  • Using our safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families, and carers appropriately.
  • Creating and maintain an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise.
  • Ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place.
  • Ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff, and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.

Contact Details:

Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO)
NAME: David Close
PHONE: 01590 670795
EMAIL: dtcclose@gmail.com
CLUB WEBSITE: www.closeconmbatmartialarts.com
CLUB CONTACT DETAILS: admin@closecombatmartialarts.com
CLUB’S ASSOCIATIONS OR GOVERNING BODIES: BMABA

Close Combat Martial Arts are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.
This policy was last reviewed on: 17./08/20
Signed: D.Close