This voluntary code will go live in June 2018. Clubs, providers and coaches are encouraged to sign up in order to close the loophole that has historically existed in the sport. This is most welcome and appropriate in the current environment.
The government has introduced a new safeguarding code for martial arts in response to the duty of care and abuse crisis which has swept British sport over the past two years. There had previously been no overarching safeguarding code for martial arts, which is governed by many different bodies.