The Professional Unification of Martial Arts (P.U.M.A.) acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students and adults especially those who are most vulnerable / impressionable. (Children and Adults at Risk) We are fully committed to ensuring our safeguarding practice recognises and reflects our statutory responsibilities and government guidance and that it complies with best practice.
Our safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of Children and Adults at Risk are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, or status, all students:
As part of our safeguarding policy P.U.M.A. will:
P.U.M.A’s policy and supporting procedural guidance notes will be widely promoted and enforced for everyone involved within the organisation. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.
P.U.M.A’s Safeguarding Code of Practice will be reviewed minimum 3 yearly but also in the following circumstances:
Our policy and supporting procedural guidance notes which cover our detailed and specific safeguarding protocols will be available on the P.U.M.A. website. School owners, instructors and anyone else involve in working with Children and Adults at risk will be notified of the initial update and any further updates which occur.
Parents, Carers and students are strongly encouraged to read it.
Master Ray Gayle VIII Degree
Parent, Carer and Child Code of Conduct
What to do during and after a disclosure
Students with additional needs
Cyber safety including text and social media
Recruitment and Training including Disclosure and Barring
Disciplinary process (internal)
Role of Designated Safeguarding Lead
Photography/Open and Closed Forum events
Physical contact including Sparring and Destruction
Adult at Risk (including definitions and actions)
P.U.M.A. Squad – including overseas trips
Official and Non-Official P.U.M.A. Camps
Golden Rules of Information sharing
Process for managing a separated parent/child or failure to collect