Child Protection

Karate can have a very powerful and positive influence on people, especially young people. Not only can it provide opportunities for enjoyment and achievement, it can also develop valuable qualities such as self-esteem, self-confidence, leadership and teamwork. These positive effects can only take place if the instruction of Karate is in the right hands - those who place the welfare of all young people first and adopt practices that support, protect and empower them. Instructors have a moral and legal responsibility to support and care for young people and disabled adults and to protect them from abuse.

Kyoshin Child Policy Statement

Kyoshin recognises that it has both a moral and legal obligation to ensure that when it is given responsibility for children, it provides them with the highest possible standard of care.


The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is now called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - CRB checks are now called DBS checks. All Kyoshin Instructors have been checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

  • children's welfare must always be the first priority
  • all children have a right to be protected from harm
  • all allegations should be taken seriously and responded to quickly
  • it needs to encourage interaction between children and the organisation and to ensure that the best principles for conduct are conveyed to them
  • it needs to encourage continued participation of children in both training and competition
  • it needs to define the relationships between children and the organisation and take the Karate specifics into consideration including rules and a need for the Instructor to be aware of the demands that Karate may place upon a young developing Karate-ka

KUGB Spring Training Course at Torbay. Kyoshin members enjoying the Bumper Boats.