Aikido Seishin Kai upholds the principle that all children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.

The members and volunteers of Aikido Seishin Kai are committed to the welfare and protection of children and young people so that they can enjoy aikido activities in safety without fear, threat or abuse.

You can raise any concerns about abuse or poor practice via our Club Welfare Officer Mark Simon on 07850160309 or email or by contacting the BAB Lead Safeguarding Officer on 01271 343952 or emailing

As a parent or carer you play a very important role in safeguarding your child from harm and helping them get the best from sport.

The information you provide and the example you set can give them the knowledge and confidence needed to deal with threatening or abusive situations.

It’s your right as a parent to be able to check how well a sports club is run, for the sake of your child’s safety and your peace of mind.

Parental behaviour

Listening and talking to your child, teaching them about personal safety and setting the right example will help to keep your child safe while playing sports.

Questions to ask

Club safety checks provide you with useful questions to ask when choosing a sports club for your child. We also give advice on how your involvement in a club can make it more safe.

Concerning behaviour

Be alert to any danger signals and get help if you suspect a child may be vulnerable to abuse.

Resources for parents and carers

If you are worried that a child is being abused or put at risk during sports activities, it is vital that you tell someone. Find out how to get help

The above information is provided by the Child Protection in Sport Unit

Junior members

We hope that all our junior members will have a great time training with us. But we recognise that sometimes you may want to talk to someone about problems or concerns – either on or off the mat.

You can speak to your Club Welfare Officer in the first instance.

If you want to talk to someone about problems in the club and don’t want to talk to your Club Welfare Officer or your instructor, the you can contact the BAB Safeguarding Officer (Sue Ward) on 01271 343952 or email

The Club’s Child Welfare Officer is Mark Simon contact him on 07850160309 or email at


CHILDLINE is the free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.

You can call about any problem, at any time – day or night.

Contact ChildLine on
0800 1111

Resources and Links

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the emergency services on 999.

If you are worried about the safety of a child call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, text 88858 or by textphone on 0800 056 0566.

Other websites offering useful information:

  • ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people, which also offers lots of useful information on a wide range of topics affecting young people.
  • Bullying UK has lots of advice for children about dealing with bullying. There are also useful links to other advice sites.
  • ThinkUknow has the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
  • Childnet International helping to make the internet a safe place for children and young people.
  • Click Clever, Click Safe has useful guidance to help you enjoy the internet safely.
  • The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be. You can report abuse through their site, see below. But if you know about a child or young person who is in immediate danger, risk or you require an urgent response, you must call 999 or your local police force on known emergecy number 101

(Remember to check the child protection drop down menu above for more information)

The links above have been provided by the Child Protection in Sport Unit






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