Local Thames Valley club, Thames Valley Taekwon-Do School, is leading the charge in sports safeguarding, having successfully attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts “mark”.
Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates Thames Valley Taekwon-Do School’s, commitment to upholding its duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises Thames Valley Taekwon-Do School, as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards. The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created so that parents and carers can clearly identify a martial arts provider that have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards and can make informed decisions when selecting a club for their child.
Sue Harrison, Stakeholder Marketing at the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts said:
“We are delighted to see that so many clubs, including Thames Valley Taekwon-Do School, have successfully attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.
“When making choices about martial arts schools, parents and carers can easily determine, and be reassured that clubs in their local area are committed to safeguarding and upholding safe practices for their children if they display the Safeguarding Code ‘mark’.”
Andy Whiteley, Senior Master VIII Degree and Head Coach at Thames Valley Taekwon-Do School, said:
“I’m incredibly proud that the school has been awarded this Code of Conduct. It has been a lengthy process to attain this award and the completion of all the requirements shows our commitment to providing a safe environment for everyone to enjoy our martial art.”
Developed in consultation with Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies, and leading safeguarding experts, the Code is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in 2018. To date, over 150 clubs have now attained the Code.
Martial Arts clubs can upload their registration via an online portal: www.safeguardingcode.com. .
For more information about the Safeguarding Code, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.