Child Protection & Safeguarding
Amateur Martial Association
The Academy is a member of the Amateur Martial Association (AMA), the largest multi style association of Martial Arts in the UK.
As an AMA member, we are governed by all AMA policies and procedures.
A full list of AMA policies can be viewed here: www.amauk.org/ama-policies.
A full list of AMA safeguarding documents can be viewed here: www.amauk.org/ama-safeguarding-documents
The AMA Child Protection Policy is binding for all its members.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact the AMA Safeguarding & Welfare/ Child Protection Officer directly:
Our Code of Conduct applies to children/ young people, coaches/ volunteers and parents/ carers.
If you have any complaints about our Academy, please speak to Sensei Steve in the first instance. If you feel your complaint is not addressed, please then contact the AMA.
Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts
The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created to give parents and carers peace of mind when searching for martial arts clubs suitable for children or adults in their care.
The Safeguarding Code 'mark' is recognition that a martial arts club or individual has demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards.
Funded by the National Lottery, this scheme was launched by the Sports Minister in early 2018.
For more information, please go to www.safeguardingcode.com/parents.