Kickboxing Ireland acknowledges the rights enshrined for Young People in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and those outlined and aspired to in the National Children’s Strategy: “Our Children – Their Lives”
Kickboxing Ireland acknowledges the special place children and young people have in the future development of Kickboxing in Ireland.Irish Kickboxing Association is committed to providing a quality service and undertakes to make every effort to ensure that young people who choose to partake in Kickboxing can do so in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
We are committed to an approach to Kickboxing practice which protects young people from harm and which recognises and accepts our responsibilities to develop an awareness of the issues which may cause such harm. To do this, Irish Kickboxing Association requires all of its Instructors and members, to show understanding of, and respect for, the rights, safety and welfare of all whom we encounter in the practice and regulation of the various Martial Arts, which we represent. We require all members and instructors to conduct themselves in a fashion that reflects the ethos of the Irish Kickboxing Commission and, in particular, the guidelines contained in the Irish Sports Council’s “Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport in Ireland ” and the Department of Health & Children’s “Our Duty to Care “.
Kickboxing Ireland undertakes to safeguard Young People in our care by:
- Adhering to the Irish Kickboxing Association Health & Safety Policy (available upon request)
- Adopting child protection guidelines as outlined in the Irish Kickboxing Association’s National Policy for Young People and Irish Sports Council’s Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport in Ireland
- A commitment to promoting high standards in our work with young people throughout the Association
- Reviewing our guidelines and policies at regular (at least bi annually) intervals
- Sharing information and providing training on the guidelines and policies adopted
- Adopting and implementing an Anti-Bullying and Dignity in the dojo policy
- Encouraging adherence of Kickboxing Schools/Clubs to national safety codes and standards
- Implementing the Irish Kickboxing Association’s National Children’s Strategy
- Lobbying for support for and implementation of the rights of children in sport and recreation