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Ashridge Karate Academy has again been awarded the Safeguarding Code Mark (2023)

The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts recognises clubs or providers in England who have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards.

For further information follow this link to the safeguarding code website

Please follow this link for important information for parents on safeguarding 

Ashridge Karate Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have Safeguarding Policies and procedures in place, risk assessments, qualified officers and DBS checked instructors.

The Safeguarding Policies and Procedures are managed under the GKI - the organisation AKA is associated with.

Click the following link for Safeguarding Policies.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, where there are concerns about a persons's welfare.

If you are concerned about someone's welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead as soon as possible on the same day.

If any Safeguarding information is recorded, confidential records will be kept of allegations/disclosures and the action taken – these records will be kept by each Chief Instructor or Child Protection Officer, who will have undergone a criminal record check themselves.


Any records will be stored in a secure place with access limited to designated people, in line with data protection laws.

Ashridge Karate Academy's Welfare Officer
Lloyd Smith
 Tel: +44 (0)  7903081582

GKI's Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sensei Matt Taylor
 Tel: +44 (0) 7766684254 

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Ashridge Karate Academy review risks assessments on a yearly basis. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, an additional Covid 19 risk assessment is in place. 

The Risk assessements are conducted at the home of AKA, Ashlyns Dojo. 

Click the boxes below for the correct AKA risk assessment sheets.




Sensei John has a current DBS certificate. A copy of this can be found below 




Sensei John, as instructor at AKA has a current Martial Guard Insurance policy.

This ensures Sensei John is insured to teach karate.

Students purchase a licence , and this insures them during karate sessions.

The GKI (The organisation AKA is associated with) has current insurance that covers all students licenced across the clubs associated with the GKI.

A copy of John's insurance , and the GKI's insurance can be found below 

Click on the image below for an enlarged version of the Childline service poster  

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