Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Policy has been developed in accordance with the principles established by the Children Act 1989 and 2004, the Education Act 2002, and has regard to:

Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016) (KCSIE)

KCSIE incorporates the additional statutory guidance, Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 (June 2016)

KCSIE also refers to the non-statutory advice for practitioners: What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (March 2015)

Working Together to Safeguard Children (March 2015, as amended in February 2017 ,2018.

WT refers to the non-statutory advice: Information sharing (March 2015)

Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales (July 2015) (Prevent). Prevent is supplemented by non-statutory advice and a briefing note:

The Prevent duty: Departmental advice for schools and childminders (June 2015)

The use of social media for on-line radicalisation (July 2015)

Sussex Child Protection & Safeguarding Procedures

The Policy will follow the procedures set out by the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board ( and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Education. Any deficiencies or weaknesses in child protection arrangements, identified by whatever means, will be remedied without delay.

The Policy identifies arrangements made by Shorinjiryu Renshinkan Karate Do England (henceforth known as ‘the organisation’/or SRKD) to safeguard and promote the welfare of its students; and such arrangements have regard to any guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

SRKD takes seriously its responsibility under section 157 of the Education Act 2011 to safeguard and promote the welfare of the students and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our organization to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering or are at risk of suffering serious harm and those who are in need of additional support from one or more agencies.

The Safeguarding Officer will be appointed from the Senior Sensei Team, and a H & S Officer will also be appointed from the SST.

The nominated Safeguarding Officer will facilitate an annual review of the Safeguarding Policy and procedures in discussion with the Senior Team and the Head of SRKD.

There will be an Independent Safeguarding officer appointed every three years.

Please find our full policy with this link: Full Child Safeguarding Policy Document

Adult Safeguarding Policy Statement

Shorinjiryu Renshinkan Karate Do England (henceforth known as ‘the organisation’ or SRKD) is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment and safeguarding the welfare of all adults practising traditional karate in accordance with the Care Act of 2014.

SRKD will encourage and support partner organisations, including clubs, counties, suppliers, and sponsors to adopt and demonstrate their commitment to the principles and practice of equality as set out in this safeguarding adult’s policy and procedures.

The guidance given in this policy is based upon the following principles:

  • All adults, regardless of age, ability or disability, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital or gender status have the right to be protected from abuse and poor practice and to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment.
  • SRKDwill seek to ensure that our traditional practice is inclusive and make reasonable adjustments for any ability, disability or impairment, we will also commit to continuous development, monitoring and review.
  • The rights, dignity and worth of all adults will always be respected.
  • We recognise that ability and disability can change over time, such that some adults may be additionally vulnerable to abuse, in particular those adults with care and support needs.
  • We all have a shared responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of all adults and will act appropriately and report concerns whether these concerns arise withinSRKD for example inappropriate behaviour of an instructor, or in the wider community.
  • All allegations will be taken seriously and responded to quickly in line with our Safeguarding policy and procedures.
  • We recognise the role and responsibilities of the statutory agencies in Safeguarding adult and are committed to complying with the procedures of the Local Safeguarding Adult Boards:

West Sussex:

East Sussex:

Brighton & Hove:

Please find our full policy with this link: Full Adult Safeguarding Policy Document

Privacy Policy Statement

We respect your privacy and are dedicated to ensuring your personal data is protected.

Our policy explains how Shorinjiryu Resnshinkan Karate Do England collects, protects and uses your information when you access our services.

By accessing our services, you consent to this policy and the collection of your data by Shorinjiryu Renshinkan Karate Do England as detailed within it.

“Renshinkan England” means Shorinjiryu Renshinkan Karate Do England.

This policy may be subject to change, so please revisit this page regularly to view the current version. Full Privacy Policy Document


Contact Details

Our details are: Shorinjiryu Renshinkan Karate Do England

Email address:

Postal Address: Renshinkan England, 47 Eastern Rd, Haywards heath, West Sussex, RH16 3NG.

Telephone number: 01444 454827.