The Lancashire Aikikai adopts the British Aikido Board’s Child Safeguarding & Protection Policy and the principles expressed therein because it believes that all Children and Young People should enjoy Aikido in a safe and enjoyable Aikido setting.
We believe that the Board’s policy will help all the clubs in Lancashire Aikikai to deliver best practice in the teaching of Children and Young People and be well prepared to:
The British Aikido Board’s Child Protection policy is available on their website under their Safeguarding and must be followed by coaches, parents, and students. There is a Policy document list providing detail to the policy and its framework.
As young people are juniors in the eyes of the Policy and the law till they reach 18 all members need to be aware of the policy and how to report concerns. It’s not just those involved with junior classes but in clubs where there could 16-18 year olds on a senior mat.
The reporting mechanism is an escalating one from making the Class Coach aware; then the Club Welfare Officer and then the Association Child Protection Officer. Incident guidance for what to do if the incident has occurred in Aikido or outside Aikido can be found under "Safeguarding - Action to take ...." in the list of documents.
BAB Child Safeguarding & Protection Policy is expanded through documents found in its Policy Document area - should be followed by the Aikikai and its Clubs as either policy, guidance, recommendations or best practise as applicable in each case.
Additionally the Aikikai has decided:
Vulnerable Adults - Safeguarding The Lancashire Aikikai follows the BAB safeguarding advice & requirements regarding care and the teaching of aikido to Vulnerable Adults. The BAB policy regarding this is available here as a policy document - [BAB Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding and Protection Policy (VASPP)] and as an information sheet - [BAB Information sheet 1: Vulnerable Adults] All Instructors and Club Welfare Officers at the Lancashire Aikikai Clubs which welcome Children and Young Adults have undertaken training to ensure that Children and Vulnerable Adults are safeguarded whilst training in their dojos.
Please click the lower of the two panels below to report any concerns regarding Vulnerable Adults.
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See the Information page if you are a Club Welfare Officer or under training.