Safeguarding Resources

Keeping your child safe in sport e-learning course

The course is free to take and is suitable for any parent of a child who takes part in sport, regardless of your level of safeguarding knowledge. It should take you around 10 minutes to complete.

Find out more about the course here

Here are some top tips on how coaches can encourage parents to get involved in the sport!

  • Set up ways to positively communicate with parents regularly
  • Get to know parents, listen to any concerns and act on them
  • Include parents in club decisions like choosing new uniforms/kit or practice times
  • Enable and encourage parents to stay at practice and support their child
  • Make time to regularly update parents about their child’s development

The BJA Safeguarding Team and your CWO are the first point of contact if you are concerned that you have been subject of a crime (within judo or outside of judo). Crimestoppers is a resource for reporting concerns.

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Free Training for Volunteers in Clubs

NWG Exploitation in Sport: as a volunteer what do you need to know?

The majority of local sports opportunities are made possible by volunteers; therefore, this training has been written with them in mind.

This event aims to shed light on the issue of exploitation in sports and provides valuable information for volunteers.

A basic safeguarding awareness may be useful before attending this course but it is not essential.

During the event, we’ll explore the various aspects of exploitation in sport, including the challenges faced by volunteers.

By participating in this event, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the signs of exploitation which could indicate that a child is being exploited and learn how to respond effectively.

Together, we can create a safer and more inclusive sporting environment.

This session will end by sign-posting people who want more information from relevant sources

Sign up here:

NWG Exploitation in Sport: as a volunteer what do you need to know? Tickets, Mon 20 May 2024 at 20:30 | Eventbrite


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When you sign up there are various courses, here is a selection of what is coming up in June/July 2024:

Tuesday 25th June – Lived Experience

Thursday 4th July – Gambling and Gaming in the LGBTQ+ Community

Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts

The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts recognises clubs or providers in England who have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards.

The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts “mark” has been created so that parents/carers and educational establishments can clearly identify who has successfully signed up to the Safeguarding Code.

Click here to find out more about the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.

Safe in Sport

Organisational culture has a critical role to play in making sport safer. 

Whilst the culture of an organisation is influenced by everyone who works there, leaders have a significant role to play in developing and role modelling the culture and establishing agreed behaviours.

This programme supports you to understand your organisation’s culture and develop a bespoke action plan to strengthen it.

There are four steps, and it takes around one year to complete the programme. For it to be effective, it’s crucial that your senior leadership team is committed to the programme, and can take time throughout the year to reflect on what you are learning.

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This Safeguarding in Sport course will allow all adults, sports clubs and organisation’s to ensure a commitment to excellence in safeguarding. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to help keep children safe. Written by our safeguarding and child protection experts, the course covers the key types of abuse to be aware of, how to identify them, and how to report and record your concerns.

Throughout the course, Paul uses his personal experience of abuse in a sports setting to highlight what can be done to prevent abuse from taking place. Alongside this unique survivor-led approach, the course will help you to recognise the best practices your sports club should follow to keep children safe.

The course has full audio voiceover and downloads include a code of conduct, a social media and photography policy for parents, transport guidance and a one-to-one coaching guide.

Contributions from Gary Lineker OBE, Kevin Sinfield OBE, Brian Moore, Kelly Cates, Ian Poulter, Marilyn Okoro, Karen Leach and June Kelly MBE.

British Judo Clubmark Clubs

If you are currently affiliated to The British Judo Association and have achieved Clubmark (which must still be valid) then you are eligible to apply for the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts. Please contact us with your Clubmark number at

NSPCC WhatsApp go-to guide for sports

WhatsApp can be a great tool for your sport or activity to share and circulate information to your staff, volunteers, parents and young people.

NSPCC – Childline

NSPCC Learning has published updated posters to encourage children to contact Childline if they need to talk. Different designs are available for children of primary and secondary school ages in English, as well as versions in Welsh. The poster for Report Remove has also been updated to encourage children and young people to use this tool to get help removing nude images shared online.

Access the resources: Childline posters|

Latest information: Online Safety (from NSPCC)

Inc link: Online safety training | NSPCC Learning

Keeping children and young people safe online – PDF Presentation

NWG offer to Sports Clubs – British Judo Association (BJA)

The NWG Network is a charitable organisation supporting professionals from all sectors working with young people where there may be a risk of child exploitation (CE) and trafficking. The NWG Sports team, funded by Sport England, are committed to empowering and upskilling the sports sector to recognise and respond to CE.

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