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Safeguarding Code Awarded to Fortitude Academy

Safeguarding Code Awarded to Fortitude Academy

Monday 30th September 2019

We are proud to announce that Fortitude Academy, is leading the charge in sports safeguarding, having successfully attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts "mark".

Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates Fortitude Academy's commitment to upholding its duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises Fortitude Academy as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards. The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created so that parents and carers can clearly identify a martial arts provider that have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards and can make informed decisions when selecting a club for their child.

Sue Harrison, Stakeholder Marketing at the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts said:

"We are delighted to see that so many clubs, including Fortitude Academy, have successfully attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts."

"When making choices about martial arts schools, parents and carers can easily determine, and be reassured that clubs in their local area are committed to safeguarding and upholding safe practices for their children if they display the Safeguarding Code 'mark'."

Mrs Simone Hodson, Co Owner & Safeguarding Officer at Fortitude Academy, said:

"Running successful classes isn't just about teaching Taekwon-Do! our Instructors are educated to provide a wholesome & safe learning environment with the needs of children and adults at risk catered to and at the heart of our lesson planning and syllabus."

"We have worked hard to bring ourselves to the standard required and hope that it demonstrates our commitment to provide the best all round service to our students, parents and guardians - we're not just about teaching ITF Taekwon-Do to the highest standard and we're very proud of it!"

Developed in consultation with Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies, and leading safeguarding experts, the Code is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in 2018. To date, over 150 clubs have now attained the Code.

Martial Arts clubs can upload their registration via an online portal: www.safeguardingcode.com

For more information about the Safeguarding Code, contact info@safeguardingcode.com

Safeguarding Code:
The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts recognises clubs and providers in England who have have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards. Governing bodies, associations, organisations, franchisers and activity deliverers can work towards attaining recognition along with clubs and individual instructors, coaches and teachers outside of a club structure.

The scheme empowers parents/carers and educational establishments to make informed decisions when selecting a club or provider for their child/children, young people or adults in their care.

The Safeguarding Code has been developed through close consultation between Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies and those with years of expertise in safeguarding. Support was also provided by the Child Protection in Sport Unit, the Ann Craft Trust and NWG Network.
It is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in early 2018.