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Membership Application – General Information

The BAB is keen to extend the opportunity for all organisations practicing aikido, regardless of style, to join them. However, as the National Governing Body it is their responsibility to ensure that standards are maintained and that those applying are able to support the policies and criteria laid down by the Board. Full information is contained within the Board’s Constitution, which can be viewed on the website www.bab.org.uk, but your attention is drawn to the following specific requirements:-
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Key Criteria ● Practicing a style of Aikido recognised by the Board (see Note: 1 below) ● Suitably qualified Instructors ( Non BAB Instructors will be required to obtain BAB coach Level 1 within the probationary period.) ● Those Instructing Juniors will also be required to obtain the Children’s Coaching Award and obtain a BAB DBS check. ● Appropriate Risk Assessment undertaken ● A minimum of 100 members is required for full membership of the BAB. ● Organisations with a minimum membership of 50 may apply to become Associate members under the BAB’s Membership Umbrella. They enjoy the same rights as full membership except that they are non voting. ● It is a condition of membership that all Members adopt the BAB Child Protection Policy, a copy of which can also be found on the Board’s website. Note: 1 Although AikiJutsu organisations are not seen as eligible to join the BAB, We are however aware that there are many like minded groups whose, style, ethos and often grading syllabus has evolved over the years and now fits well with our Aikido Family. When such cases arise the Membership Officer will give advise and guidance on whether it might be more appropriate to re-define themselves as an Aikido Organisation.
1. Guidance on Completion of the Application Form: Section 3 - Instructors/Clubs currently in Membership of BAB Although not essential it would be helpful if you are able to provide the number on any Instructors PI Certificates Section 4 – Association Officers The Officers identified are the minimum requirement for all BAB members, but it is acceptable for one individual to hold a number of positions. Section 5 “Juniors” The BAB defines a junior as being under 18 years of age. 2. The Process On receipt of the completed Application Form and Administration Fee, the Membership Sub-Committee will consider the information received and will contact you to arrange a site visit to one of your clubs, to gain first hand knowledge of the club in operation and the standards set by the applying organisation. It also provides an opportunity to meet with you and seek clarification on any issues arising from the form and to provide a chance for you to discuss further the role and workings of the BAB. The next stage is for the Membership Sub-Committee to make a recommendation to the Executive Committee, who may approve an application subject to consultation with members of the Board. Assuming that the application is approved you will be notified your acceptance as a Probationary Member for 1 year, after which you would normally move to full/associate membership status, as appropriate. Probationary Full Members will be eligible to attend General Meetings of the Board and may take part in discussions, but will not be eligible to vote until they become a full member. However Probationary membership offers the other advantages of a full member, including insurance, coaching, national course, etc. Associate Members will be eligible to attend General Meetings of the Board, subject to place availability. You will be required to pay, the non refundable fees and charges for membership and insurance as published on the BAB website.
                                                                                                               

BAB Document and Image Download Area

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Constitution
BAB ConstitutionPdf
AGM Revised - May 2016
13-09-2016
                                                                                                               

BAB Document and Image Download Area

Please ensure you are using the latest point release of Adobe Acrobat to view these files - they are write protected, the viewer is available for download here. Please note that many browsers will try and open these documents if you simply click on them - should you wish to save them then please right click on the document name and opt to "save target as". Documents marked in Green are displayed as Policy Documents, but are also available in the subject area.

Copyright © The BAB 2008-2017, All Rights Reserved
No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the BAB, unless otherwise indicated, for stand-alone materials.
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Policy Documents
Aikido Development Plan (2014 -2019)Pdf
September 2015
23-11-2015
Anti - Bullying PolicyPdf
March 2010
13-10-2011
Appendix J to the BAB Child Protection PolicyPdf
Revised Jun 2008
13-10-2011
BAB Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy (CSPP)Pdf
July 2015
10-03-2017
BAB Child Safeguarding Policy - (October 2010)Pdf
October 2010 Version 1.1
13-10-2011
BAB Equality PolicyPdf
July 2009
08-01-2014
BAB Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding and Protection Policy (VASPP)Pdf
November 2015
08-11-2015
BAB Web Site Policies (as displayed in the site general code)Pdf
May 2009
12-05-2009
Changing Room Policy - Including Club responsibilities after a training sessionPdf
March 2010
13-10-2011
Child Transport PolicyPdf
March 2010
13-10-2011
Information Security PolicyPdf
v1.0
13-10-2011
Photographic and Image PolicyPdf
March 2010
13-10-2011
Recruitment and DBS GuidancePdf
5th May 2016
10-03-2017
Safeguarding - Late Collection PolicyPdf
March 2010
13-10-2011
Safeguarding - Missing Child PolicyPdf
March 2010
13-10-2011

Membership – Fees & Charges

Annual Insurance Charges are set by our selected insurance company The following apply to ALL levels of membership:- 2016 Charges to be used from the 1st March 2016 £7.00 - Individual BAB Annual Subscription for Adults  (including instructors) & Under 18′s Civil Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance per Venue and covers all BAB Registered Instructors  with CL1 or Above. £55.00   - Per Venue £110.00 - Example 2 Club Venues £165.00 - Example 3 Club Venues Affiliated Associations and Civil Liability £100.00 - Associations (All) Applications for New Membership (Full & Associate Membership) £60 - Initial Application Fee Piers Cooke (BAB Finance Officer) Fees are subject to revision,please contact the membership office for details
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  If your organisation would like to know more about joining us either as an Full or Associate Member please contact- Terence Bayliss (Membership Committee Officer) email: - assocationmembership@bab.org.uk