The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts recognises clubs or providers in England who have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards. Associations, organisations, and franchisers to register interest and support the Code and activity deliverers who can work towards attaining recognition along with clubs and individual instructors, coaches and teachers outside of a club structure.  The scheme empowers parents/carers and educational establishments to make informed decisions when selecting a club or provider for their child/children, young people or adults in their care.

Fostering a safe culture at your club or group is paramount for the protection of participants, volunteers and visitors and is key to attracting and retaining new people. 

Organisations with safer cultures have people’s welfare, safety, and wellbeing at the heart of everything they do. They ensure that their participants, volunteers, and staff feel empowered to recognise and report safeguarding concerns without fear or judgement.

Want to see how you’re doing? The Ann Craft Trust’s self-evaluation tool is here to help. 

The tool poses a series of statements and invites you to express how strongly you agree with them. It covers:

  • Listening 
  • Learning 
  • Leading

Using the tool will help you to evaluate and learn about your culture and identify any improvements that can be made to create a more open, secure, and safer environment for everyone.  

Click here to get started and don’t forget to check out our guidance on Welfare and Safeguarding