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Safeguarding policies

The wellbeing of our students is important to us.

Since March 2019, we successfully obtained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts which recognises martial arts schools who have reached and maintained excellent safeguarding standards. It will empower parents and carers to make informed decisions when selecting a club or provider for their child.

We have also successfully renewed in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and most recently in 2024!

The code (which can be viewed here: Safeguarding Code) has been developed through close consultation between Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies and those with years of expertise in safeguarding, including the Child Protection in Sport, the Ann Craft Trust and the National Working Group.

The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts covers five broad areas:

  • Policy: having a comprehensive safeguarding policy in place that has been updated in the last three years
  • Procedures / systems: covering areas such as reporting concern, through to recruitment of staff and volunteers
  • Practices: covering codes of conduct for children, coaches and parents through to practical guidance on the use of social media
  • Education and training: ensuring that coaches are appropriately qualified and have undertaken safeguarding training
  • Implementing and monitoring: ensuring that policies are reviewed regularly and that risk assessments are in place.

For more information as to why safeguarding is important please visit:

Our safeguarding policies can be found here:

For children:  Safeguarding Children Policy 2024 

For adults: Safeguarding Adults Policy 2024

Safe practice policy: Safe Practice Policy 2024

Safeguarding policy statement: Safeguarding Policy Statement 2024

Complaints procedure: Complaints Procedure 2024

Our safeguarding officer is PSBN Sally Runnacles who can be contacted on 07795117701 or email if you have any queries or concerns.

PSBN Sally

Our deputy safeguarding officer is PKJN Stephen Runnacles who can be contacted on 07842996280 or email if you have any queries or concerns.

Alternatively, please contact:

PKJN Orville Lewis (KSW Colchester)
Mobile: 07761560121
PKJN Sandy Watt (KSW Norwich)
Mobile: 07840898673
PKJN Rysian Boyall (KSW Boston)
Mobile: 07507310081
PSBN Sally Runnacles (KSW Yeovil)
Mobile: 07795117701
JIKJN Ian Cameron (KSW Inverness)
Mobile: 07749211907
PSBN Nichola Steedman (KSW Winchburgh)
Mobile: 07833696116
Meet the WKSA UK Safeguarding Team

Childline: web – or phone 0800 1111

NSPCC: email – or phone 0808 800 5000



Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts 2024 certificate