Does the GTUK operate a Child Protection Policy?
With a significant percentage of its membership under the age of 16, the GTUK takes the issue of child protection very seriously.
Without exception, all of its instructors MUST have satisfied the regulatory procedures set out by the British Taekwon-Do Council; the sports regulatory body in the UK.
To qualify for the necessary indemnity insurance with the BTC, all instructors are subject to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) screening.
The GTUK runs a series of child protection courses, and it is a pre-requisite for ALL instructors to regularly attend in a “top-up” capacity even after the first obligatory course.
These seminars cover health and safety issues as well as encouraging shared ideas and experiences throughout the membership. We also take the issue of teaching children responsibly very seriously indeed.
The British Taekwondo Council is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children in Taekwondo. We have worked closely with the Child Protection In Sport Unit (CPSU) and NSPCC to develop robust policy and procedures to safeguard children, achieving the NSPCC & CPSU’s National Advanced Standards for safeguarding and protecting children in sport. We work closely with all our clubs and statutory agencies to ensure that safeguarding children is prioritised. Any allegation, suspicion of harm or concern is taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.
The British Taekwondo Council sets out the key principles as well as providing best practice guidance.
Contact details for our safeguarding team are
Mr K.Beddows Lead Safeguarding Officer Tel 01514249466