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JudoScotland Child Protection Policies

JudoScotland upholds the principle that all children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.  The members, staff and volunteers of the Association are committed to the welfare and protection of children and young people so that they can enjoy sporting activities in safety without fear, threat or abuse.

The Safelandings documents below are the official child protection policies and procedures for all bodies that form the British Judo Association (British Judo Association, Judo Scotland, Northern Ireland Judo Federation & Welsh Judo Association). Please use these documents as an initial point of reference. If you have any questions surrounding the documents or child protection in general, please contact:

Colin Aitken at or call 07495 836223.

Safelandings - JudoScotlands Child Protection Policy

Media Advice to SGB's Child Protection


What should your club do to safeguard children in sport?

Everyone has a responsibility to ensure children are safe from harm, including clubs and organisations who provide sport to children. The 10 Steps are a collection of guidelines, policies, procedures and templates for clubs, governing bodies of sport and organisations to use and adapt to their own needs.

The 10 Steps includes everything you need to help keep children safe in your club. Please click on the file below to download 10 Steps.

10 Steps - Child Protection Policy Procedures and Guidelines

If you have any concerns please contact the JudoScotland Child Protection Officer Colin Aitken at or call 07495 836223 .


Judo Scotland in conjunction with Children 1st and Sports Scotland and in line with The Scottish Government wholly adopt the principles and philosophy in protecting and nurturing the wellbeing of all our members.

With that in mind we are totally committed to the national policy of Getting It Right For Every Child. Please see below some indicators on wellbeing.

The Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach supports children and young people so that they can grow up feeling loved, safe and respected and can realise their full potential.  At home, in school or the wider community, including within our Judo Family every child and young person should be:

  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Achieving
  • Nurtured
  • Active
  • Respected
  • Responsible
  • Included

These eight factors are often referred to by their initial letters – SHANARRI. They are wellbeing indicators which help make it easier for children and families and the people working with them to discuss how a child or young person is doing at a point in time and if there is a need for support.

For further information please click here.

Anti-Bullying Policy

JudoScotland strongly embraces and promotes the Judo Moral Code, a set of ethics including Courtesy, Courage, Friendship, Honour, Honesty, Modesty, Respect and Self-Control.

In keeping with these values, we understand that bullying is never acceptable and must never be tolerated, and that everyone has the right to be involved in judo in a safe, secure environment where they feel valued and included.

As an organisation, JudoScotland encourages all members and interested parties to inform if they become aware of any form of bullying and be confident to do so, knowing that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. Any person who becomes aware of bullying is expected to inform the appropriate person (as detailed in our policy).

Our Anti-Bullying Policy details the different forms bullying can take, and how to deal with it.

JudoScotland Anti-Bullying policy

If you wish to discuss any of the above further feel free to contact our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Executive, Colin Aitken at or call 07495 836223.