Child protection is protecting an individual that has been identified as being at risk of harm, abuse, violence, exploitation or neglect.

British Judo upholds the principle that all children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.

All British Judo members, staff and volunteers are committed to the welfare and protection of children and young people so that they can enjoy participating in judo in safety without fear, threat or abuse.


Safelandings is an official document that outlines child protection policies and procedures for British Judo and all of it’s home nations: JudoScotland, Northern Ireland Judo Federation and Welsh Judo.

Safelandings should be used as an initial point of reference for clubs and individuals regarding child protection matters.

Click here to download British Judo’s Safelandings

If you have any questions surrounding Safelandings or child protection in general, please contact Nicola Burlingham-Hall on 01509 631670.

Support and Useful Resources

In the Useful Resources section, you will find more information about how you can minimise risks to children as well as useful links and guides regarding protecting children.

Do you have a concern?

If you’re concerned about possible child abuse or bad practice within a British Judo club, competition or any other judo environment then you should immediately contact:

Your Club Welfare Officer The contact details of your club’s welfare officer should be clearly advertised at your club and on the club’s website.


British Judo Safeguarding Team – 01509 631670 ext 231 or