World Koong Joong Hap Ki Do Policy Statement on
Child Protection, Equal Opportunities and Anti
This policy has been drawn up by the black belt instructors,
in consultation with the black belt committee. The following
documentation has been taken into consideration;
Every Child Matters D.F.E.S.
S.A.F.E. Safer Activities
association believes in equal opportunities for all, adults
and children. We believe in promoting a safe environment, free
from all forms of racism and bullying. We do not discriminate
against any student on the grounds of ethnicity, age,
disability, gender, attainment or background.
The aims of the policy are;
To ensure that students and instructors
are able to practice safely at all times during their
training, promoting a positive, supportive and secure
That equal opportunities are applied throughout
That instructors are aware of potential risk
factors and overtly address issues.
That all instructors abide by the
That parents of children attending classes
understand the expectations.
Hap Ki Do is a martial art, it requires physical contact –
child-to-child, adult-to-adult, and child to adult. In the
early stages (approximately the first 4 years) contact would
be focussed on wrists, arms, head, feet, clothes – sleeves and
classes are open and parents are encouraged to stay and watch
children remain in the dojang under care and supervision of
several instructors. Please note that all instructors / black
belts assist on a voluntary basis, no one makes financial
gain. Monies left over after paying the room rent are used to
benefit the association.
expect children / students to respect each other and the
adults, should any child / student persist with lack of
respect for others, any form of bullying, verbal or physical,
racism, direct, indirect or by omission will not be tolerated.
The chief instructor will speak to the student (and parents in
the case of a child). If the situation is not resolved the
chief instructor has the right to ask the student to leave.
date some instructors have undergone CRB (Criminal Records
Bureau) checks, this does not apply to all instructors and
black belts, due to the open nature of our classes. Though we
recognise that this may be a statutory requirement in the
instructors are voluntary; there are no employed instructors.
We ensure that we practice safe classes for children by
checking the suitability of the black belt volunteers.
Instructors are inducted on possible risk factors prior to
Instruction may be taught 1-1, small group or
children’s classes there are usually 2 – 4 black belts
assisting the chief instructor
Potential Risk Factors Addressed.
children must be taught in the dojang. (Training
instructor to take a child to the toilet or changing
All instructors / black belts to be aware of when making
E.g.: putting body in sidekick position,
Forward break fall.
If possible talk the child into position,
or tell them you are about to put their foot in the correct
kicking position etc.
expect high standards of behaviour within the class, and have
the right to refuse a child should his/her behaviour be
inappropriate and could lead to health and safety
discipline is strict but fair; children will be told what is
expected of them. For non-compliance, a warning is given, if
the child persists, they will get press-ups or sit-ups. In
extreme cases they will be asked to sit out for 5 minutes to
We expect young children to prepare themselves for the class
Take off socks and shoes, get
changed and use the toilet independently.
Instructors will tie up childrens
encourage parents to stay and observe the lesson; however if
parents leave it is essential that a contact number is left
and that children are collected promptly at the end of the
Copies of this policy are given to parents of
children and vulnerable people on joining the club.
If any parent
/ student has a complaint, or instructor about another instructor,
step 1 is to discuss with Mr Rant. If the situation
is not resolved, the complaint must be put in writing
and will be addressed by the higher grades. A written response will be
given within 15 days. Complaints will be logged and kept
by the secretary for a period of 3 years.
At present there are childrens classes at
Norwich, which this policy covers. London and Dursley classes are for
adults, though instructors are kept informed through the secretary.
Designated child protection instructors- Norwich – Mr T Rant, Mr Lee
& Ms J Rolph. (Mrs J Rolph has undergone 2 days training
on child protection through the Local Education Authority.
This is updated every 3 years).
Policy reviewed every 2 years at the AGM, or
sooner dependent upon government requirements and good
practice when working with children.
Download a copy of the Child Protection Document