INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS

POLICY STATEMENT

GKR Karate has a duty of care to safeguard all students under its care. GKR Karate will ensure the safety and protection of its members through adherence to the Risk Management Strategy adopted by GKR Karate.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS

  • Students should feel safe with other participants, club officials and instructors.
  • Students must be treated in a non-discriminatory way and receive fair treatment.
  • Students should respect the rights, dignity and worth of all officials and participants regardless of ability, gender or cultural background.
  • Students should display control and courtesy to all involved.
  • Students should ensure that their decisions and actions contribute to a safe and harassment-free environment.
  • As with all physical activity students have a responsibility to ensure they consult their doctor for advice before undertaking training. This is particularly important where an injury or current medical condition is present.
  • Students should remove all jewellery or watches before training.
  • Students should ensure they are wearing appropriate attire and using appropriate protective equipment when training.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS AND SPECTATORS

  • Parents and spectators have a responsibility to respect the rights, dignity, efforts and worth of all officials and participants regardless of ability, gender or cultural background.
  • Parents and spectators have a responsibility to encourage all children to participate and/or compete according to the rules and with the boundaries of general karate etiquette.
  • Parents and spectators have a responsibility to adopt appropriate behaviours in all GKR Karate training locations.
  • Parents and spectators must be aware that cameras and video are to be for private use only. No images of young people are to be published onto any webpage or printed material without parental consent.
  • A copy of GKR’s full Risk Management Strategy, including policies can be obtained by emailing childsafe@gkrkarate.com

WHERE TO GO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED

GKR recognizes that karate should be a safe place for children to have fun, develop skills, learn valuable lessons and to build character. While karate remains a positive experience for most children, GKR recognizes that children and young people can be adversely affected by the behavior of others.

If you have any concerns, either about your child or other children, or about the behavior of a GKR Karate instructor or official, there are a number of things you could do:

  • Talk to the Senior Regional Instructor within your Region.
    The contact details can be obtained at www.gkrkarate.com
  • If you are still concerned, contact the Child Protection Officer by calling
    +61 8 8368 0600 (Australia), 0800 268 644 (New Zealand), +44 161 929 5577 (United Kingdom), or by email childsafe@gkrkarate.com
  • For serious issues, such as sexual abuse or harassment contact the police on 131 144 (Australia) or contact your local Police Station (New Zealand, United Kingdom).
  • A copy of GKR Karate’s Risk Management Strategy can be viewed here.

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