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Policy Statement

In providing a service to you we undertake that we have the necessary expertise to do so. All of our instructors have the necessary coaching qualifications and competence to conduct the course, are insured, hold first aid certificates and are DBS checked.

Child Protection Policy Statement

Rainhill Kase Ha Shotokan Karate Academy (RKSKA) 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 Sport England best practice requirements.

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

RKSKA 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.

As part of our safeguarding policy RKSKA will:


The policy will be reviewed every three years, or in the following circumstances:

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Code of Conduct for Instructors and Volunteers

Instructors and volunteers are expected to:

Instructors and volunteers have the right to:

Emergency Action and First Aid

All coaches, leaders and members should be prepared with an action plan in the event of an emergency and be aware of First Aid Procedures. This will include:

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Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers

As parents you are expected to:

As a parents/carer you have the right to:

Any breaches of this code of conduct will be dealt with immediately by the Chief Instructor. Persistent concerns or breaches may result in you being asked not to attend sessions if your attendance is considered detrimental to the welfare of young participants.

The ultimate action should a parent/guardian continue to breach the code of behaviour may be the Chief Instructor regrettably asking your child to leave the session, event or club.

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Code of conduct for Children and Young People

Rainhill Kase Ha Shotokan Karate Academy (RKSKA) is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, instructors, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with the Chief Instructor.

RKSKA offers a positive experience for children and young people and where they can learn new things in a safe and positive environment.

As a member of RKSKA, you are expected to abide by the following junior code of practice:

Children and young people are expected to:

Children / Young People have the right to:

Any minor misdemeanours and general misbehaviour will be addressed by the Chief Instructor. More serious or persistent misbehaviour may result in disciplinary action and potentially dismissal from the club/sport. Parents will be informed at all stages.

Disciplinary action can be appealed to the Chief Instructor with final decisions taken by them.

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Equality Policy

The Equality Policy has been designed to ensure that no volunteer, participant or student is unlawfully discriminated against or receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (together these are known as the ‘Protected Characteristics’ under the Equality Act 2010).

Rainhill Kase Ha Shotokan Karate Academy (RKSKA)  recognises that individuals (and/or certain groups in our society who share one or more Protected Characteristics) may have been denied opportunity to access or participate fully in sport in the past. This Policy has been produced to try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and avoid practices that could discriminate directly or indirectly towards certain sections of society. In order to achieve equality, RKSKA recognises that in some instances, unequal distribution of effort and resources may be required. This may be necessary when sections of society are faced with barriers that prevent or restrict their participation in Karate. RKSKA supports the need for positive action to alleviate any barriers to participation.

Equality is about respecting peoples’ individuality. In doing this, RKSKA recognizes that its Policy must provide flexibility in order to ensure a service, which is adaptive to individuals’ needs, thus enabling all in our society to participate without prejudice or unnecessary barriers.

  1. RKSKA strives to ensure that our sport is free from discrimination, endeavour to promote the highest standards and:
    • provide and implement a policy to protect participants from discrimination,
    • encourage individuals from all communities to become involved at any level of participation,
    • adopt good practice in training and supervision of all instructors and volunteers,
    • respond to all concerns, and implement appropriate procedures.
  2. RKSKA will work to ensure that inequality is avoided:
    • when training individuals,
    • in the structure and content of all syllabi and gradings,
    • by the relaxation of any conventional rules and regulations which serve to inhibit the performance of those students with special needs or disabilities, providing that such action does not have detrimental effect on the standard, quality and integrity of the regulations.
  3. Responsibilities of the Individual:
    • everyone associated with RKSKA is required to assist in ensuring that RKSKA meets its commitment and avoids unlawful discrimination,
    • individuals can be held personally liable as well as, or instead of,RKSKA, for any act of unlawful discrimination.,
    • individuals who commit serious acts of harassment may be guilty of a criminal offence.

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