Safeguarding

Worcestershire Martial Arts makes a positive contribution to a strong and safe community and recognises the right of every individual to stay safe. We firmly believe that martial arts training presents a positive opportunity for all to learn self defence, improve self confidence and develop as an individual. Every participant is entitled to do so in a safe and properly regulated environment. Accordingly, everyone involved in the delivery of martial arts has a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that, when given responsibility for young persons or adults at risk, the highest standards of professionalism and care are exercised at all times.

Our safeguarding lead and welfare officer is Sally Gleaves

Worcestershire Martial Arts Safeguarding Information

Safeguarding Statement


Our organisation is committed to the following in respect of safeguarding vulnerable groups and will expect individual members, parents and instructors to maintain the following priorities in relation to safeguarding at all times:

  • The welfare of children and vulnerable adults is paramount
  • All children and vulnerable adults, regardless of age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial original, religious belief, sexual identify and/or discipline being practiced should be able to participate in martial arts, boxing, combat and/or self defence in a fun, safe environment.
  • All WMA members must take all reasonable steps to protect vulnerable groups and persons from harm, discrimination, degrading treatment. Furthermore, they must treat them with respect, dignity and care at all times
  • Any suspicions or allegations of poor practice and/or abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately, with proper records being kept
  • All WMA instructors are designated that responsibility based upon suitability and on the condition that he/she will meet the requirements set by the association in regard to safeguarding and best practice i.e. all instructors will hold safeguarding training, first aid qualifications