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British Aikido Board


The National Governing Body for Aikido in the United Kingdom.
Aikido is a martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba, that focuses on harmonising with your opponent, it can be practiced as a sport, self defence and an art using hand to hand and japanese weapons.

Welcome to the British Aikido Board

The British Aikido Board seeks to:-

  • Represent the majority of bona fide organisations practicing aikido in the United Kingdom.
  • Support, encourage and promote the highest standards of aikido within an environment of mutual respect for offering styles practiced.
  • Raise awareness of the value of aikido not only as a contributor towards healthy living, but also in the development of adults, young people and children, without regard to race, gender or creed.

The British Aikido Board operates primarily through its member Associations. There are 35 currently Full Member Associations with 12 Associate and Probationary Member Associations of regional and national status, who each retain their independence, both technically and financially, with a combined membership of some 5,000 , which includes 1204 instructors holding current Coaching Awards.

The Board is recognised by Sport England , as the only governing body for aikido in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

 

The Board seeks to further the advancement of all styles of aikido and to establish and monitor standards of safety and behaviour for practitioners of aikido.

The Board advises member Associations on all relevant UK and European legislation and procedures and develops appropriate policies and codes of practice.

Other services provided include:-
•  Insurance cover, for members, instructors and Associations.
•  Promotion of a Nationally recognised Coaching Scheme in conjunction with UK Coaching / Sport England.
•  Organising a National Courses.
•  Supporting initiatives to encourage the teaching of Aikido in schools.
•  Publishing Newsletters and specialist information bulletins eg. Safeguarding and Coaching.

The Board has completed a number of initiatives, arising from the work of their major Governance Audit and through the adoption of a wide range of recommendations, contained in their Aikido Development Plan will support their key objective of encouraging all Aikido groups to join together under this “Aikido umbrella”.

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British Aikido Board


The National Governing Body for Aikido in the United Kingdom.
Aikido is a martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba, that focuses on harmonising with your opponent, it can be practiced as a sport, self defence and an art using hand to hand and japanese weapons.

Resources for Child Welfare Officers

The following is a list of some indicators of abuse, but it is not exhaustive:

Physical  Indicators 

  • Unexplained bruising in soft tissue areas
  • Repeated injuries
  • Black eyes
  • Injuries to the mouth
  • Torn or bloodstained clothing
  • Burns or scalds
  • Bites
  • Fractures
  • Marks from implements

Behavioural Indicators 

  • Inconsistent stories/excuses relating to injuries
  • Unexplained changes in behaviour – becoming withdrawn or aggressive
  • Difficulty in making friends
  • Distrustful of adults or excessive attachment to adults
  • Sudden drop in performance
  • Changes in attendance pattern
  • Inappropriate sexual awareness, behaviour or language
  • Reluctance to remove clothing

Video Clips Safeguarding children and young people in sport video clips from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit.

These video clips from the CPSU form part of the BAB’s Support Pack for Club Welfare Officers. 
The videos are designed to help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people – including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents. Our aim is to ensure that children and young people take part in sports activities in an environment that makes their welfare the top priority – so they can stay safe, enjoy and achieve.

These video clips are also available on DVD from your Association CPO.  

Concerns arising outside sport  

Responding to concerns about physical abuse

Responding to concerns about sexual abuse

Responding to concerns about self harming

More about the video clips

The videos relate to a range of safeguarding and child protection situations and issues that commonly arise in sports settings, and provide advice and guidance about how to respond to them.
These films will give you examples of what you and your club or Association need to do to safeguard the children and young people you work with.

They feature both club and school settings, but the messages in them apply to everyone who works with children and young people in sport – professionals and volunteers in any role, any sport or activity and at any venue or site.

Video Clips Safeguarding children and young people in sport video clips from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit.

These video clips from the CPSU form part of the BAB’s Support Pack for Club Welfare Officers.

The videos are designed to help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people – including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents. Our aim is to ensure that children and young people take part in sports activities in an environment that makes their welfare the top priority – so they can stay safe, enjoy and achieve. These video clips are also available on DVD from your Association CPO.  

Concerns arising within sport

Confidentiality and Safer Recruitment 

Coach’s Inappropriate Behaviour

Coaches inappropriate behaviour

Bullying

Disability discrimination

Racial discrimination

Victimisation following a complaint

More about the video clips

The videos relate to a range of safeguarding and child protection situations and issues that commonly arise in sports settings, and provide advice and guidance about how to respond to them.These films will give you examples of what you and your club or Association need to do to safeguard the children and young people you work with.They feature both club and school settings, but the messages in them apply to everyone who works with children and young people in sport – professionals and volunteers in any role, any sport or activity and at any venue or site.

Video Concerns about poor practice

Video Clips
Safeguarding children and young people in sport video clips from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit.

These video clips from the CPSU form part of the BAB’s Support Pack for Club Welfare Officers. The videos are designed to help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people – including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents. Our aim is to ensure that children and young people take part in sports activities in an environment that makes their welfare the top priority – so they can stay safe, enjoy and achieve. These video clips are also available on DVD from your Association CPO.

Concerns about poor practice  

Inappropriate demonstration of a technique

Verbal abuse,aggression and inappropriate workloads

Supervision Levels

Responsibilities of organisations and clubs

Harassment of a referee or official

Pushy Parents

More about the video clips

The videos relate to a range of safeguarding and child protection situations and issues that commonly arise in sports settings, and provide advice and guidance about how to respond to them. These films will give you examples of what you and your club or Association need to do to safeguard the children and young people you work with. They feature both club and school settings, but the messages in them apply to everyone who works with children and young people in sport – professionals and volunteers in any role, any sport or activity and at any venue or site.

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  • Establish Mindfulness

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