Safeguarding Children – How To Keep Your Children Safe


You may be shocked to realised that after-school clubs don’t undergo the same strict vetting procedures as a childminder would have to do with OFSTED.

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The whole reason for me writing this blog was due to a local martial arts instructor who assaulted a landlady at a pub back on Halloween 2015 leaving her with a broken eye-socket!  You read the story here.

On Wednesday 6th July, Tom Younger was found guilty of this charge but I was shocked to realise that he had committed 17 other offences and was placed on the sex offenders register in 2011 for 2 charges brought against him back in 2010.

Yet this instructor is teaching women and children!

The Independent Jiu-Jitsu Association ( have all the policies & procedures, risk assessment and enhanced DBS checks done to safeguard not only our students, but also our instructors and visitors.  These are all readily available on our membership site.

So this is kind of plea, from one parent to another and it goes like this….

If you are going to send your children to an after-school club PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do the following:

  • Ask for the instructors/coaches DBS number and issue date so you can do your own checks online.
  • Ask to see their risk assessments.
  • Ask to see their policies and procedures.
  • Ask to see their public liability insurance certificate.

If a coach/instructor cannot provide this then I would run a mile in the opposite direction!

If you are a coach/instructor reading this then you should have all this in place because if someone in your care gets injured then you may have breached the duty of care owed to that person and could potentially have civil action taken against you for negligence.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Sign Up To Your FREE WEEK of Jiu-Jitsu Lessons” color=”danger” size=”lg” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-sign-out” link=”|||” button_block=”true” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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