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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.

Funded by the National Lottery, this scheme was launched by the Sports Minister in

early 2018 and is delivered through a group of partners and experts in safeguarding

such as the Child Protection in Sport Unit (NSPCC) and Sport England.

As such, any martial arts club/organisation or individual in England who has achieved

the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts, has successfully demonstrated that they have

a good working knowledge of quality safeguarding practices will be able to reassure

you that they have the following in place:


  • For all coaches, staff and volunteers (this indicates if a person has a conviction to their name)

  • Safeguarding awareness training for all coaches, staff and volunteers

  • All coaches will hold a minimum coaching standard or coaching qualification

  • A Safeguarding Policy

  • A Safe Practice Policy

  • Insurance documentation

  • A reporting system for reporting participants' safety and welfare

  • A complaints process for parents and all participants

  • Code of Conduct for children/young people, coaches/volunteers and parents

All these, plus many more are available to all staff, volunteers, parents and


Our coaches hold qualifications issued by the British Ju Jitsu Association national

governing body that is recognised by Sport England.

We are now proud to have acquired the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts "mark",

meaning we have in place all the required policies, practices and procedures.

Safeguarding Code Certificate exp Jul 2022.PNG

Here are our Designated Safeguarding Officers

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Claire Fitzgerald

+44 (0) 7708 498444

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Mark Fitzgerald

+44 (0) 7708 498444

The information in the documents below outlines the BJJAGB's stance and policy on these issues. If users of this page find anything that requires our attention, or if they need any further information, please contact us (Mark and Claire's email address) and we will rectify immediately.

You can also contact us if you have a specific concern or if you simply need more information relating to this topic.

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