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Safeguarding Award!

Masters of Martial Arts Academy are proud to announce we have been awarded the

new National Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts ‘mark’

So what does it mean?

In a nutshell, Masters of Martial Arts Academy Blackburn has been through a rigorous

process to ensure we have implemented up to date safeguarding policies, practices

and procedures to give all students and parents/carers the peace of mind that we

do all the right things, not just in terms of children, but also vulnerable adults too.

It is overseen by experts in safeguarding such as the Child Protection in Sport Unit

(NSPCC) and Sport England.

More info can be found here

As we have achieved the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts, it demonstrates that we

have a good working knowledge of quality safeguarding practices and that we have

the following in place:

Disclosure and Barring Service Check 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 which are recognised by Sport England.

All our policy, procedure and practice documents will be available on the website

shortly on our dedicated safeguarding page here.

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