Online Learning and Development

Safeguarding Children in Martial Arts (SCiMA) offer a range of martial arts focused online learning and development opportunities and recommended that coaches take a systematic approach to accessng the training materials available. SCiMA provide a wide range of online training materials which allow coaches the opportunity to bring themselves up to date with the latests regulatory and legislative changes in coaching, child protection and safer recruitment policy and delivery.

Access online training

To access the Safeguarding Children in Martial Arts (SCiMA) online learning and developement resources you will need to register with SCiMA.

You can establish your online learning record and then login to access your details, update your online learning record and access our training materials and so much more.

SCiMA training materials

Safeguarding Children in Martial Arts (SCiMA) offers martial arts instructors coaching as professionals or volunteers working in the regulated and non-regulated sectors an opportunity to undertake online learning and development which is designed to enhance coaching standards in child protection and safeguarding.

Module 1: SCiMA - Safer Recruitment

Safer recruitment practices are vital for all settings where children and young adults are present. A strict safer recruitment process is an essential component of safeguarding children. It is essential that you understand how to ensure these people are safe to work with children, and this begins with a thorough safer recruitment process. SCiMA - Safer Recruitment helps to ensure that the people you hire to work in your martial arts setting are suitable for the role and match up with your expectations, attitudes and values.

Module 2: SCiMA - Safer Participation

All martial arts organisations should have safeguarding policies and procedures in place to ensure that every participant, regardless of their age, gender, disability, religion or ethnicity, can be protected from harm. Child protection and safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and an essential component within martial arts practice. SCiMA - Safer Participation aims to help you to ensure that children and adults who may be vulnerable are adequately safeguarded in your martials arts setting. Adults who may be vulnerable exist in all areas of society and it’s important that martial arts coaches, as professionals, understand how to ensure their welfare and safeguard them from potential harm.

Module 3: SCiMA - First Aid Essentials

The need for first aiders depends largely on an organisation’s assessment of risk and the range of activities and operations carried out at the organisation. There are inherent risks in martial arts practice and first aid is an essential requirement. SCiMA - First Aid Essentials aims to provide you with an essential understanding of emergency first aid in the martial arts context. It is not designed to replace a first aid practical course but to supplement knowledge specifically relating to injuries that may be sustained in the martial arts setting.


Further training and advice

Child Protection in Sport Unit




What does SCiMA do?

SCiMA is focused on implementing child protection policy, developing safer recruitment practice and enhancing coaching standards with a view to professionalising martial arts instruction, in the United Kingdom and partner organisations in the Republic of Ireland.

SCiMA services will include:

• SCiMA registered martial arts coach database
• Child protection and safeguarding training
• Safer recruitment practice
• Anti-bullying awareness
• First aid essentials

Although self-governing, SCiMA will work in partnership with national and international organisations to promoting best practice in martial arts coaching and organisational management. This includes local and national government organisations, in the UK and internationally.

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