Millions of children and young people take part in a variety of sporting activities everyday across the world. For some this is purely for recreation and fun, for others it is a more serious endeavour where competitions and goal settings are fundamental in their quest for achievement and success. For other young people sport may well be a chosen career path as an athlete, a coach, a trainer or an official. Sport can also be accessed as a means to assist young people escape crime and criminality and other anti-social behaviour that is negatively impacting on their well-being.
Children and young people all have the right to participate in their chosen sport within the parameters of a safe and enjoyable environment where they can thrive, be healthy, achieve their potential, unlock hidden talents and be part of a sporting community. Children have the right to participate in sport in a safe and enjoyable environment. Their rights are established by the United Nations Convention on the rights of a child, adopted by the General Assembly Resolution 44/25 of November 1989. The following safeguarding policy outlines the core values and beliefs that EMMAA see as a fundamental necessity in keeping young martial artists safe.
Please click on the link below for our Safeguarding Policies and Procedures