Being apart of the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) and British Tae Kwon-Do Council (BTC), all West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do instructors have up-to-date safeguarding training, which is renewed on a regular basis.
Working with the NSPCC, our instructors and safeguarding officers are here to help – and we ensure we’re available as much as possible to support you!
The British Tae Kwon-Do Council (BTC) provides our clubs with Safeguarding – Protecting Children and Adults at Risk Policy & Implementation Procedures, approved by Sport England and the NSPCC.
Our clubs are committed to good practice in which we protect children and vulnerable adults from harm. Our staff and volunteers accept and recognise their responsibility to provide an environment which promotes a safe and secure environment for all participants at all times.
As part of this process we want to ensure that some of our policies, procedures and codes of conduct are available to our members by having them online, as well as having essential contact information freely available.
Below are the links for "KEEPING TAE KWON-DO SAFE" along with your West Midlands Tae Kwon-Do Club Welfare Officers and Safeguarding Officers.
Safeguarding Statement of Intent
We firmly believe that martial arts training presents a positive opportunity for all to learn martial arts and self defence, improve their confidence and develop as an individual. Everyone who participates is entitled to do so in a safe, fair and professional environment.
Accordingly, the individual club and lead instructor has a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that, when given the responsibility for children below the age of 18 or vulnerable adults, the highest standards of professionalism and care will always be exercised.
Our clubs are committed to the best practices which protect children and adults at risk from harm. Staff and volunteers accept and recognise their responsibility to provide an environment from which promotes their safety and protection at all times.
To achieve this, we will:
- develop and awareness of the issues which may lead to children or vulnerable adults being harmed.
- create an open environment, by identifying designated people for each club to whom the children can turn to if they need to talk.
- adopt the B.T.C / T.A.G.B. safeguarding policies and guidelines which include codes of conduct for all members and all adults working with children and vulnerable adults within our clubs, including instructors, parents and volunteers.
- have in place careful recruitment, selection and management procedures. These procedures will include regular support and supervision given to staff and volunteers.
- ensure that complaints, grievances and disciplinary procedures are in place.
- share information about concerns with children and parents and others who need to.
- ensure good and safe working / playing practices.
- be involved in training made available by the T.A.G.B. / B.T.C. as well as through the various agencies and companies available by us.
- uphold any changes within the B.T.C / T.A.G.B. safeguarding policies and implement them with immediate effect.
- have procedures relating specifically to bullying, trips away from the club and use of photography relating to the club.
Your Area Welfare Officer
Your Club Welfare Officer
Georgia Elwell (for Dudley, Kidderminster, West Bromwich, Oldbury & Stourport clubs)
Your Safeguarding Officers
British Tae Kwon-Do Council (BTC) Safeguarding Officers: https://www.tkdcouncil.com/safeguarding/
British Tae Kwon-Do Council (BTC) Policies & Procedures Downloads: https://www.tkdcouncil.com/content/3371/btc-policy-documents/
British Tae Kwon-Do Council (BTC) Contact Details: https://www.tkdcouncil.com/contact.asp
Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) Website: http://tagb.biz/index.php