Additionally vulnerable judoka are those participants (adult and children) that do not always have access to the same choices due to a disability or impairment; a situation that results in an increased risk of experiencing harm or abuse.

International research has shown that disabled children are between three to four times more likely to be abused while participating in sport than other children. This abuse can include:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Joking and unchecked bullying
  • Coaches and clubs overly fixated on integration or the disability

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 advertise at your club and on the club’s website.


British Judo Safeguarding Team – 0121 728 6920 (Ext: 223) or