DTA – Child Protection Policy Statement

CHILD PROTECTION – We take this seriously!

Dr Marina Malaffo is the designated Club Welfare Officer who works closely with British Taekwondo’s Safeguarding Lead Officer on Child and Young People Protection Issues. If you need to contact the Dorset Taekwondo Club Welfare  Officer please contact the above mentioned person (07460 696403).

In keeping with the British Taekwondo’s (BT) Children and Young People Protection Policy (  http://www.britishtaekwondo.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/British-Taekwondo-FINAL-Safeguarding-Policy-04_03_14.pdf  ) , all instructors attend a Child Protection Course. All Dorset Taekwondo Association instructors and their assistants undergo a Criminal Record Check (Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service – DBS – previously named Criminal Record Bureau – CRB) check every 2 years.

All instructors (and assistants) obtain certification which confirms their eligibility to instruct in Taekwondo and their suitability in working with children and vulnerable adults.

You can also contact The Child Protection in Sport Unit (England & Wales): 0116 234 7278, the NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000, the Safeguarding officer at the nearest  Police Station: 101 or the Duty Officer at your local Social Care Services Department:  01202 458089 (Bournemouth).

Here below is a selection of organisations providing support, advice and guidance on SAFEGUARDING issues:


  • Childline               0800 1111
  • Free confidential helpline for children and adults who have concerns.
  • NSPCC Safeguarding Helpline     0808 800 5000
  • Provide advice and support for children who have been abused and for adults or other children who are concerned that a child is being abused.


  • Anti-bullying Alliance      aba@ncb.org.uk
  • Works to stop bullying and create a safer environment in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
  • Cybersmile         info@cybersmile.org.uk
  • Cyberbullying charity, offering practical help, support and advice to anybody affected by cyberbullying and hate campaigns including children, parents, teachers and carers.
  • Kidscape              08451 205 204
  • Support and advice about bullying and child sexual abuse for parents.
  • Police    999 (emergencies), 101 (non-emergencies)
  • Police services for children in immediate danger. You can call 999 (emergencies) or 101 (non-emergencies) OR find the telephone number of your local police forces (non-emergencies)
  • Children’s services

Services for children provided by local councils. You will find details of your local children’s services on the website of your council.