Shikukai Karate-Do International takes the safety of all its members and guests seriously and acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk in particular. We are committed to ensuring our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities and government guidance, and that it complies with best practice and requirements of Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) and the Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport (2018).

Our policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children, young people and adults at risk are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, culture, ability or disability, gender, language, racial origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual identity or socio-economic background, have the right to protection from abuse. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. Everyone within the association has a responsibility to report concerns to the designated Safeguarding Officer and/or Deputy.

We fully comply with the EKF (English Karate Federation) Safeguarding Policy.

A full copy of our Safe Training Practices Policy, which incorporates the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk, can be found here.

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns

Should you have any safeguarding concerns you can report them by:

  1. emailing our Safeguarding Officer and Deputy Safeguarding Officer. One of them will confirm receipt of your concern and instigate appropriate action.
  2. emailing or contacting by phone one of our Safeguarding Officers only, particularly if you would prefer not to involve the other. They will confirm receipt of your email and instigate appropriate action.
  3. contacting the English Karate Federation (EKF) Safeguarding team directly.

Shikukai Karate-Do International Safeguarding Officer
Rob Selby
07850 150934

Shikukai Karate-Do International Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Sue Dodd
07957 115718

EKF Safeguarding Team & Reporting Concerns

Details for reporting safeguarding concerns directly to the EKF can be found by using these links.