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Through TATU TKD, we contribute to a strong, safe community, and we recognize each individual's right to safety. All individuals can benefit from martial arts training by learning self-defense, improving self-confidence and developing as individuals. Every participant has the right to do so in an environment that is safe and properly regulated. 


Therefore, those involved in the delivery of martial arts have a moral and legal obligation to make sure that, when it comes to working with children and adults at risk, the highest standards of professionalism and care are applied.


As a club that provides services and classes to young persons and/or adults at risk, we take our safeguarding procedures very seriously. Whilst this document is NOT our safeguarding policy, it does aim to introduce you at a glance to our safeguarding mechanisms and acts as our safeguarding statement.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, all children:


  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at TATU in a safe and child centred environment

  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in Taekwon-Do and Martial Arts or outside of the activity

We acknowledge that some children, including disabled children or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

We would ask that you please take a moment to read our complete safeguarding policy, which is available via our website ( or freely upon request or links below:


As part of our safeguarding policy we will:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people 

  • value, listen to and respect children

  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation

  • adopt safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers

  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people

  • provide effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all staff and volunteers know about our policies, procedures and behaviour codes and follow them confidently and competently ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of all incidents or concerns, both lower- level and concerns of abuse, and support provided to the individual(s) who raise or disclose the concern

  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored 

  • record and store information securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance [more information about this is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office] prevent the employment or deployment of unsuitable individuals by recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made

  • appoint a nominated safeguarding lead for children and young people, a deputy and a lead trustee/board member for safeguarding 

  • develop and implement an effective online safety policy and related procedures

  • share information about safeguarding and good practice with children and their parents

  • via leaflets, posters, group work and one-to-one discussions

  • make sure that children, young people and their parents know where to go for help if they have a concern

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in TATU. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal or exclusion from the organisation.


As a club, TATU take our safeguarding procedures very seriously. Whilst this document aims to briefly bring you up to speed on our safeguarding procedures, it is not a substitute for our safeguarding policy and other related articles, which are available freely upon request.

We have a full safeguarding policy in place and all instructors are DBS Checked to an enhanced level.

All Instructors hold a relevant safeguarding qualification that helps them identify the need for proper safeguarding protocols and deal with any concerns efficiently and effectively.

We kindly request that anyone interested in learning more takes a moment to thoroughly review our safeguarding policy and associated guidelines. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our designated safeguarding representatives.

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