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Local martial arts school leads the way with safeguarding

Local Yeovil club, Kuk Sool Won™ of Yeovil Martial Arts, is leading the charge for best practice in sports safeguarding, having successfully attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts “mark” for the fourth consecutive year.

Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates Kuk Sool Won™ of Yeovil Martial Arts’ commitment to upholding its duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises them as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards. The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created so that parents and carers can make informed decisions when selecting a martial arts club for their child.

Stephen Runnacles, school owner of Kuk Sool Won™ of Yeovil Martial Arts said: “The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts was developed in consultation with Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies, and leading safeguarding experts. The Code is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in 2018. As a husband and wife team, we are delighted that we were one of the first martial arts schools in Yeovil that successfully achieved the safeguarding mark and have continued to do so for the past 4 years.  We are a family martial art, and the wellbeing of our students is something we care about.  By achieving the safeguarding mark, parents and carers can be reassured that they are choosing the right martial arts club for their child.”

Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts

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