Sport can and does have a very powerful and positive influence on people – especially children, young people and protected adults. Not only can sport provide opportunities for enjoyment and achievement, it can also help those who participate to develop valuable qualities and skills such as self-esteem, leadership and teamwork. These positive effects can only take place if sport is in the right hands i.e. in the hands of those who place the welfare of all children and young people first and adopt practices that support, protect and empower them.
SPORT KARATE EAST accept that the welfare and safety of children, young people and protected adults is the responsibility of everyone in the sport, whether paid staff or volunteer. As an organisation SPORT KARATE EAST will endeavour to promote the highest standards of care for all. We are committed to not only developing policies and procedures but to providing information, education and training opportunities to ensure those working with these groups adopt best practice and that at all times no child, young person, protected adult is placed at risk of harm whilst participating in karate activities.
In order to ensure a safe environment SPORT KARATE EAST is committed to not only developing policies and procedures but to providing help, guidance, education and training opportunities.
SPORT KARATE EAST have a duty of care not only to the children and young people in our club but also to the coaches, helpers and officials working within SKE. By adhering to the policies and procedures set by Scottish Karate Governing Bodie and adopting best practice, the risk of harm should be reduced and allow all those participating in karate here at SKE to enjoy a safe, fun and positive experience.
Safeguarding training through the Scottish Karate Governing Bodie is mandatory for all those working with children, young people and protected adults whether in a paid or voluntary capacity here at SKE.
SPORT KARATE EAST fully recognises the need to make optimal provision for the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young persons, that participate in the sport of karate [either as a self-defence art or sport environment]. SKE takes its moral and legal responsibilities seriously.
Safeguarding is ensuring the implementation of robust systems and processes and monitoring them to enable an environment for all children to participate within the sport in a way that is free from harm, abuse, violence or neglect.
A key part of safeguarding is spreading the message about keeping children safe, challenging community norms and building a culture whereby the best interests of children are central.