Safeguarding the Judo Community

The Welsh Judo Association is the National Governing Body for judo in Wales. As part of our commitment to ensuring that young people and adults at risk are able to enjoy participating, we have worked with other Home Countries within the UK to develop policy and guidance on safeguarding and protecting young people and adults.

Welsh Judo safeguarding officer can be contacted at

To report a concern: Reporting a Safeguarding Concern – British Judo

BJA Safeguarding news: Updated Safelandings Document 2024

Welsh Judo Achieve Advanced Standard

Recognising the importance of Safeguarding, Welsh Judo were successful in achieving the National Advanced Standard of the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) Safeguarding standards. We hope this highlights the recognition of this work and provides a clear message that we will strive to embed best practice across the judo community.

Club Welfare Officers

The Club Welfare Officer (CWO) is a key role within both Welsh Judo. By designating a person to this role, we aim to ensure that every club has someone trained and supported to handle welfare issues. All clubs must appoint at least one Welfare Officer. More information on this role can be found in the guidance pack below or on our resources section.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Those who are aged 16 and above and are in a regulated activity working or volunteering with children or vulnerable adults are required to complete a DBS disclosure (Coaches, Volunteers, Club Welfare Officers).  For referees that only have brief contact at competitions and do not provide instruction to or supervise children in any other capacity in your club, recent legislation changes mean that they are no longer eligible for a DBS check.

Do I require a DBS check?

All Coaches and Club Welfare Officer’s (CWO’s) are required to have an enhanced check.  Any other member of a club who is in regulated unsupervised activity will be required to liaise with the CWO or Head Coach to determine if an enhanced DBS check is required.  Further information on this can be found at:

If you are applying to become a coach, you will need to have a DBS check done before you can receive your coaching qualification and a guide will be sent with your course confirmation letter.

Applying for a DBS check

To apply for a DBS Check, you will need to be nominated by a British Judo approved authorised nominator.

The Primary Contact is the British Judo DBS Team: