Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding in Sport

Safeguarding in sport is a set of actions that help to ensure all children and vulnerable adults participating in sport have a positive experience

Safeguarding is focused on keeping all children and vulnerable adults safe from harm, abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect

A key part of safeguarding is spreading the message about keeping children and vulnerable adults safe, to challenge community norms and build a community culture in judo of always acting in the best interest of all children at all times

eudo takes safeguarding and the safety of its members extremely seriously

eudo acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and South West Children Board Procedures requirements


The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at eudo in a safe and child centred environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in Judo or outside of the activity

eudo acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare  

Roles and Responsibilities

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored. Confidentiality shall be maintained in line with the Human Rights Act 2000 and the Date Protection Act 1988
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals and all staff and/or volunteers regularly attending have to have an enhanced CRB/DBS check, and that all references have to be sought, before the member of staff/volunteer can work with children and young people
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation
  • ensure all staff and/or volunteers receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection training which is regularly updated. In addition, all staff and/or volunteers should receive safeguarding and child protection updates (for example, via email, e-bulletins and staff meetings), as required, and at least annually, to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard children effectively
  • ensure where allegations are made against a member of eudo, contact to Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is made without delay: South West Children Board Procedures

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in eudo. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

Do you have a concern?

If you’re concerned about possible child abuse or bad practice within our judo club, competition or any other judo environment then you should immediately contact your Club Welfare Officer who is available 24 hours:

Diane Lowe – M: 07429 033 185 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web:


The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or Home Country Sports Councils and British Judo Association
  • as a result of any other significant change or event

 (Last reviewed 9 September 2018)

Download Child Protection Policy

eudo Offices:

29 Lavender Drive
Calne Wiltshire
SN11 0QJ

Tel: 01249 817 568

The NSPCC operates a 24-hour free phone help line telephone number 0808 800 5000, you do not have to give your name but it is helpful if you do.