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 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 British and 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 should 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: https://www.gov.uk/find-out-dbs-check/y
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 Administrator, Marina Dain: firstname.lastname@example.org. Welsh Judo members may also contact Tom Hughes email@example.com for assistance.
Once you have received the link to your DBS application and have any queries on the application process itself or are experiencing difficulties completing your application, the DBS provider, GBG has a dedicated helpline to assist. Applicants can contact them
Alternatively, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to them at: Administration Team, GB Group plc, 1 Wilford Business Park, Ruddington Lane, Nottingham, NG11 7EP
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