As a member of the British Judo Association, Abingdon Judo Club upholds the principle that all children whatever their age, nationality, disability, gender, race, religion, gender identity and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.

The coaches and volunteers of the club are committed to the welfare and protection of children and young people so that they can enjoy judo in a safe, friendly environment without fear, threat or abuse.

Abingdon Judo Club adhere to the British Judo Association’s Child Protection Policy.

Concerned about possible abuse or bad practice within a judo environment?

If you have any concerns about practise at Abingdon Judo Club or any British Judo club then please contact our club Welfare Officer:

Dave Holt –

Dave’s role involves:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for volunteers, parents and children, where concerns about a child’s welfare, poor practice or child abuse arise.
  • Assist the club to fulfil its responsibilities to safeguard children and young people.
  • Assist the club to implement its child protection policy.
  • Ensuring all coaches and volunteers uphold the principals of the club’s child protection policy and maintain the highest standards.

Additional contacts:
NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000
Childline – 0800 1111

Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts Award

UK Coaching Duty To Care

Our head coach, Siobhan Tierney has completed the Sport England funded, UK Coaching Duty to Care award. In time, the remaining club coaches will complete the award. This award demonstrates Abingdon Judo Club’s commitment to the six pillars of our duty to care:

  • Diversity.
  • Inclusion.
  • Mental Health and Well-being.
  • Physical Well-being.
  • Safeguarding.
  • Safe to Practice.

More details on the award are at the link below: