No-one wants to train in an environment where they don’t feel safe and supported, or are at risk of injury. That’s why we do everything we can to create an environment where people feel safe to train. To minimise the risk of injury, instructors will break down exercises and tailor training to suit individual needs. Where students make physical contact with each other (e.g. practicing joint locking techniques), we make sure everyone understands and respects each other so that our students are never placed in a position of harm or feel uncomfortable. Unfortunately sometimes accidents do sometimes happen, and as such our instructors are first aid trained and first aid kits are available.
All of our instructors are DBS checked, and the club is certified under the Safeguarding in Martial Arts code. This helps to give parents and carers peace of mind when finding a martial arts school for children or adults in their care.
Our safeguarding policies are:
Our safeguarding procedures are:
- Role of Designated Welfare Officer
- Complaints Procedure
- Safer Recruitment
- Disclosure and Barring Service Guidance
Our codes of conduct are:
- Code of Conduct for Children and Young People
- Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers
- Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers
Our risk assessments are:
- Risk Assessment for Face-to-face Classes
- Risk Assessment for Virtual Classes
- Risk Assessment for Face-to-face Classes during the Coronavirus Pandemic
We are committed to trying to make training within Kuk Sool Won™ of Erith an enjoyable and safe environment. As such, to provide an impartial view we recommend you contact an external party if you have concerns or would like to report an issue. Available points of contact are:
Kuk Sool Won™ UK Schools
Name: Kris French
Kris French is a former-police officer turned full-time martial arts instructor. He is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Welfare Officer for Kuk Sool Won™ UK Schools, the organisation which represents all Kuk Sool Won™ schools within the UK.
Bexley Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
Telephone: 0203 045 3436 (LADO Team)
Telephone: 0203 045 5645 (Business Support)
Telephone: 0203 045 5440 (MASH)
If you are unable to contact the LADO Business Support or LADO directly, please call through to the MASH. The Social Worker on duty will be able to give you advice or will forward a
message to the LADO.
The Coronavirus pandemic has had a significant disruption on many parts of our lives. As martial artists we recognise that it’s often better to try to do something – even if it’s not ideal – than to do nothing. As such we offer both virtual classes over Zoom and face-to-face classes (depending on current restrictions).
When face-to-face classes take place, they will be in accordance with a risk assessment agreed upon by the club and King Henry School Sports Centre. This risk assessment follows the best practices laid out by Sports England and the UK government for sporting activities during the coronavirus pandemic. Please read our plan for covid-safe training.
Unfortunately sometimes it won’t be possible to train face-to-face. To safeguard all students whilst they train at home we ask that students and parents or guardians follow our online training recommendations.
If you have any questions then please get in contact. No-one wants to be in an environment where they don’t feel safe, which is why we’re doing the best we can to make it safe for everyone.