CRB Child Protection And More..
There is no safer place to be than in a MMAX school. Protecting Everyone in our Network
What is disclosure CRB checks
Disclosure CRB is a service designed to enhance public safety by providing potential employers and organisations within the voluntary sector with criminal history information on individuals applying for posts.
Disclosure CRB issues certificates - known as "Disclosures" - which give details of an individual's criminal convictions (and in the case of Enhanced Disclosures, where appropriate, non-conviction information) or state that they have none.
Disclosure CRB checks are implemented as part of our procedure that enables all staff, coaches, volunteers and leaders to be vetted. These checks form part of our wider process of recruitment and selection. For example, references for MMAX staff, coaches, Instructors and volunteers are also taken into consideration prior to them working with children, as these could identify something about the individual’s character that may not be picked up fro
m a Disclosure CRB Check.
MA Network and all sports organisations should ensure that any Instructor or volunteer who will be working with children or vulnerable adults has been through an appropriate Disclosure check before commencing teaching or assisting in the class.
Why MMAX Screen Volunteers and Instructors?
MMAX need to screen volunteers and Instructors for the following reasons:
- To make every possible effort to ensure the safety of young and vulnerable people within the club.
- To ensure clubs provide a duty of care to young and vulnerable people.
- As a matter of good policy and practice.
- To meet legal responsibilities through Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks – it is a criminal offence to take on someone who you know to be banned from working with young people, if they are to be, help or teach young people.
MMAX Child Protection Policy
It is important to remember that disclosure checks are only one element of the safe martial arts class process that is why we have also adopted the NSPCC child protection policy.
The aim of the MMAX Child Protection Policy is to promote good practice, providing children and young people with appropriate safety/protection whilst in the care of The Martial Arts Network and to allow instructors and staff to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues.
Highlights of the MMAX Child Protection Policy have been included below, however if you require the full version please ask your Instructor when you join to see the policy in its entirety.
The MMAX Network is committed to the following:
- The welfare of the child is paramount.
- All children, whatever their age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity should be able to participate in martial arts in a fun safe environment.
- Taking all reasonable steps to protect children from harm, discrimination and degrading treatment and to respect their rights, wishes and feelings.
- All suspicions and allegations of poor practice or abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
- All The MMAX volunteers, assistant and Instructors who work with children will be recruited with regard to their suitability for that responsibility, and will be provided with guidance and training in good practice and child protection procedures.
- Working in partnership with parents/carers is essential for the protection of children.
When looking for the right martial arts school always check that they have Insurance, recognised safety procedures and both the staff and Instructors have been vetted don't except any excuse or reason. MMAX Network comply with the highest safety standards and take the headache out of finding a safe and creditable martial arts school, why take the risk and train anywhere else.