Safeguarding and Child Protection

At Bluewave we want everyone to have the best possible experience of Taekwondo.  We strive to make sure that everyone who takes part in our martial art and sport are safe and happy.

It is our belief that everyone in our sport should ensure that:

  • The welfare of a child is paramount.
  • Whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity, they have the right to protection from abuse.
  • Any suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
  • Our coaches value children and young people and listen to and respect them
  • And, create a positive culture and climate.

If you have a concern or become aware of a potential issue please contact our Welfare Officer, Sian Reilly.  They can be contacted through email to welfare@bluewave.org.uk or call the Bluewave emergency mobile on 07511 436 902 and we will get Sian to call you back.

If the club’s Welfare Officer is not available or if the issue is such that you feel this should be handled outside of the club you should contact Rachel Smith (safeguarding@britishtaekwondo.org).  Rachel is the National Lead Safeguarding Officer for British Taekwondo and she can also be reached on 07568 503791.

For more details on the British Taekwondo Safeguarding strategy including the current policy and procedure please visit this link.