Safeguarding

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Safeguarding at Jiu Jitsu Republic

At Jiu Jitsu Republic, we firmly believe that every individual has the right to live free from abuse or neglect, without regard to age, ability or disability, sex, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital or gender status. Our commitment to safeguarding extends beyond the techniques and principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as it encompasses the protection and well-being of all our members. We are dedicated to upholding a safeguarding culture that prioritises the safety and dignity of every person within our community.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding

At Jiu Jitsu Republic, we take safeguarding seriously. We are committed to creating a safe and secure environment for everyone who walks through our doors. Our safeguarding principles are based on the following core beliefs:

  1. Inclusivity: We are dedicated to treating every individual with respect and dignity, irrespective of their age, ability or disability, sex, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital or gender status.

  2. Protection: We are vigilant in safeguarding our members from any form of abuse or neglect. Our instructors and staff are trained to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns.

  3. Transparency: We maintain open communication and encourage our members to report any safeguarding concerns they may have. Your voice is important to us.

  4. Prevention: We believe in the power of education and awareness. We provide resources and training to our members to help prevent safeguarding issues.

Safeguarding Policies

To uphold our commitment to safeguarding, we have developed comprehensive safeguarding policies for both children and adults. These policies outline our approach to ensuring the safety, well-being, and protection of all our members.

We encourage all our members, parents, and guardians to familiarise themselves with these policies and report any concerns promptly. Together, we can create a secure and welcoming environment where everyone can enjoy the many benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu without fear or worry.

Your safety and well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns regarding safeguarding at Jiu Jitsu Republic, please do not hesitate to contact:

Jiu Jitsu Republic Welfare Officer/ Designated Safeguarding Lead

Local Authority Safeguarding

NSPCC/CPSU

BJJ Oxford women

Cathrin Poppensieker

Jiu Jitsu Republic Welfare Officer/ Designated Safeguarding Lead
Cathrin Poppensieker, our dedicated Designated Safeguarding Officer, is the cornerstone of our commitment to member safety and well-being at Oxford BJJ. With unwavering dedication, she ensures a secure and nurturing environment, safeguarding the welfare of our community.