Safe Guarding

In a safeguarding emergency, swift action is crucial for the well-being of individuals. Dialing 999 or contacting the local authority ensures prompt assistance from professionals.  Advice can also be sought from Childline. 

For non-emergencies, individuals can connect with the Taekwondo Council UK’s Safe Guarding Team for tailored support.

The Taekwondo Council UK is steadfast in its commitment to prioritising the safety and well-being of its members, particularly when it comes to safeguarding. With an unwavering dedication to creating a secure and nurturing environment for practitioners of Taekwondo, the council places a paramount emphasis on implementing robust safeguarding measures. This commitment is not only reflected in the organisation’s ethos but is also evident in its comprehensive approach towards ensuring the highest standards of safety. The Taekwondo Council UK takes great pride in actively promoting awareness and understanding of safeguarding principles, and it diligently incorporates best practices into its policies and procedures. Through the cultivation of a culture that values the protection of all individuals involved in Taekwondo, the council not only fosters a sense of trust within its community but also sets a commendable example for other organizations to follow. The council’s dedication to safeguarding is a testament to its genuine concern for the welfare of its members and underscores its role as a responsible and caring governing body within the realm of Taekwondo in the United Kingdom.

Safeguarding Team

If any member or participant within the Taekwondo community under the jurisdiction of the Taekwondo Council UK harbors safeguarding concerns, it is of utmost importance to promptly and confidently reach out to the designated safeguarding officers. The council has established a dedicated and approachable team of safeguarding officers who are readily available to address and investigate any concerns that may arise. These officers serve as a crucial point of contact for individuals seeking assistance or reporting safeguarding issues, ensuring that the matter is handled with sensitivity, discretion, and urgency. The Taekwondo Council UK recognises the significance of creating a safe space for all its members, and the safeguarding officers play a pivotal role in upholding this commitment. By encouraging open communication and providing clear channels for reporting concerns, the council actively promotes a culture of trust and accountability within the Taekwondo community, reinforcing the importance of safeguarding for the well-being of everyone involved.

Contact Details

Phone : 0121 271 0887
Email :

Taryn Volante

Taryn Volante

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 (Healthcare)
  • Safeguarding Adults Level 3 (Healthcare)
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children (UK Coaching)
  • Welfare Officer Training: Time to Listen (UK Coaching)
  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (UK CSTF)
  • Preventing Radicalisation – Prevent Awareness (Level 3)
  • Suicide Prevention (Level 1)
  • Information Governance and Data Security (UK CSTF)
Jane Levett

Jane Levett

Safeguarding Assistant and Inclusion Support

  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children (UK Coaching)
  • Welfare Officer Training: Time to Listen (UK Coaching)


Safeguarding Assistant

Safeguarding Policies

At Taekwondo Council, we prioritise the safety and well-being of our members, and we are committed to maintaining a secure environment within our taekwondo community. All our safeguarding policies are easily accessible for Taekwondo clubs. You can view and download these policies through the buttons provided below. We highly recommend that all Taekwondo Council-affiliated clubs take the time to thoroughly read, understand, and seamlessly integrate these policies into their day-to-day practices. Additionally, we encourage clubs to showcase their dedication to safeguarding by linking their websites to our dedicated safeguarding page at This not only emphasizes their commitment to the safety of their members but also facilitates transparency and trust within our taekwondo community. Together, let’s ensure a secure and nurturing environment for everyone involved in Taekwondo Council.


Safeguarding Best Practices and Training

In our relentless pursuit of the highest standards of safety and expertise within the Taekwondo Council UK community, we strongly advocate embracing the best practices and training outlined below.

For clubs having fewer than 50 students, following best practices dictates that there is no requirement for a Club welfare officer (CWO). Nonetheless, it is crucial to emphasize safeguarding on your website. In case of any concerns, please direct them to our dedicated DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and Assistant. The link to be included on your website is:

For clubs with over 50 students, we strongly recommend designating a local-level club welfare officer (CWO) who is familiar with the members of your club. It is essential to prominently showcase the details of this appointed welfare officer, including their contact information and a photograph, on your website. Furthermore, to enhance transparency and adherence to safeguarding practices, all relevant policies should be readily accessible. You can either display them directly on your site (please feel free to download and use the provided policies) or provide a conspicuous link leading to this page. Ensure to include an explanation that you have implemented the Taekwondo Council’s Policies, reinforcing your commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment within your club.

For instructors at all levels, it is highly recommended to complete the Safeguarding & Protecting Children Online Classroom course  – Link

Junior coaches (ages 16-18) are encouraged to elevate their coaching journey by exploring the recommended Safeguarding & Protecting Children 16-18 Online Classroom  – Link 

To maintain best practices, a three-yearly refresh through the Safeguarding & Protecting Children Online Course is suggested – Link 

Welfare Officers and DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) can enhance their professional expertise by participating in the Welfare Officer Training: Time to Listen Course – Link