13. Governance, Policies & Procedures
13.1 Safeguarding and Child Protection
The stipulations from the English Karate Federation (EKF) as the Governing Body, is that B.I.K.O.
as a member association must:
BIKO CPO – Richard Baker
Mobile: +44 7898 946330
Have a clear Child Safeguarding policy document in line with the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts
Have a safeguarding referral form displayed on the website.
Useful links as below:
13.2 Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)
Every Club Instructor must have a current DBS certificate.
Please contact the DBS regarding disclosure certificates.
For individuals wishing to obtain an enhanced DBS certificate, please contact your local council who will provide you with a link/application and details on how to apply via their offices.
For non-professional instructors, it is possible to join the free yearly DBS Update Service – please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-update-service-applicant-guide
13.3 First Aid Qualification
Every Club Instructor must have a current First Aid certificate – the minimum is set at the one day Emergency First Aid at
Work qualification or equivalent. Please see:
St. John’s - https://www.sja.org.uk/courses/workplace-first-aid/emergency-first-aid/book-efaw/
British Red Cross - https://www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk/courses/first-aid-at-work-courses-uk-mainland/scheduled-courses/emergency-first-aid-at-work/
Courses will be available via BIKO. Please contact the Administrator, Fay Hanson for further details.
13.4 Compliance & Public Relations
In order to ensure that clubs comply with the stated rules and regulations of B.I.K.O., a Compliance Officer is appointed to assist clubs in their adoption, and also to conduct reviews where necessary.
To further the exposure and promotion of B.I.K.O , it is essential that information on the association is readily made available and distributed. This also takes into account materials such as Association badges, ties, squad badges, certificates, and stamps.
BIKO Compliance & Public Relations Officer.
Mobile: +44 7956 374927