SSK Child Protection Policy Statement

Stafford Shotokan Karate acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the requirements of Staffordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children:

Stafford Shotokan Karate acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding commitment SSK will:

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in SSK. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

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The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:

Terms of Reference

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 (Copy on request)

Who to Contact

If anyone has concerns regarding a child or young person within the club they should contact either:

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Version: May 2018 Updated 20.06.2021