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XS Policies - XS Taekwon-Do Scotland

Here you will find all the various XS Taekwon-Do policies such as child protection, equality policy and our codes of conduct. If there is anything you are still unsure of please feel free to contact us or ask your club Co-Ordinator.


Child Protection

The safety and well-being of children is paramount and we take the issue of child protection very seriously. That is why we have a Child Protection policy in place that is officially endorsed by both the GTUK and the British Taekwondo Council; the Sport’s Governing Body in the UK. All our Instructors are formally registered with the BTC.

It is mandatory for all Instructors to have attended both an Instructors Course and a Child Protection Course. Additionally all Instructors have been subject to police screening and have a valid Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure.

Please feel free to contact us here at XS Taekwon-Do should you have any queries regarding the Child Protection Policy.

Equality Policy

Taekwondo belongs to, and should be enjoyed by, anyone who wants to participate in it. The Club’s commitment is to eliminate discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability.

The Clubs are also committed to promoting equality by treating people fairly and with respect, by recognising that inequalities may exist, by taking steps to address them and by providing access and opportunities for all members of the community.

XS Taekwon-do Clubs are responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the clubs at every level. The following policy is at the heart of our activities. The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and that XS Taekwon-do Clubs are equally accessible to them all. This policy is fully supported by the Club Officers who are responsible for the implementation of this policy.

XS Taekwon-do, in all its activities will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability. This means that XS Taekwon-do Clubs will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the Community to take part in, and enjoy its activities.

XS Taekwon-do will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanction applicable is regarded as discrimination. This includes sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal. XS Taekwon-do Clubs will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.

XS Taekwon-do is committed to taking positive action where inequalities exist, and to the development of a programme of on-going training and awareness – raising events and activities in order to promote the eradication of discrimination and promote equality in Taekwondo.

XS Taekwon-do is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members to abide and adhere to these policies and the requirements of the relevant equalities legislation – Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as well as any amendments to these acts and any new legislation.

XS Taekwon-do commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims, when it is brought to its attention, of any discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions imposed as appropriate. Any and all such claims should be reported to the Club Chief Instructor, Miss McAneny.

Codes of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Club Officials, Instructors and Volunteers

The essence of good ethical conduct and XS Taekwon-Do Scotlandpractice is summarised below. All club officials, instructors and volunteers must:




1. Consider the well-being and safety of students before the development of performance.
2. Develop an appropriate working relationship with students, based on mutual trust and respect.
3. Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
4. Promote the positive aspects of Taekwon-Do (e.g. fair play).
5. Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance. This includes not smoking or drinking alcohol in the company of students and promoting a healthy diet.
6. Follow all guidelines laid down by the British Taekwondo Council (BTC) and XS Taekwon-do.
7. Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover.
8. Never exert undue influence over students to obtain personal benefit or reward.
9. Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.
10. Encourage students to value their performances and not just results.
11. Giving enthusiastic and constructive feedback rather than negative criticism.
12. Encourage and guide students to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.


Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers/Spectators

A parents/carers/spectators expectations and attitudes have a significant bearing on a XS Taekwon-Do ScotlandChilds attitude towards other members and Club Officers/Instructors. This Club will ensure that parents/carers/spectators are always positive and encouraging towards all of the children - not just their own - and will encourage parents/carers/spectators to:


During Club sessions and Gradings:

1. The parent/carer is able to remain inside the training hall during lessons but, must remain outside for gradings.
2. The parent/carer is not to distract the child or other members during lessons or gradings.
3. The parent/carer or spectator is not to distract the lesson or grading with conversation, shouting or screaming.
4. Other children with a parent/carer but not participating in the lesson will be expected to follow the same code of conduct.

During Inter-club and national competitions:

1. The parent/carer/spectator should applaud the opposition as well as their own children.
2. The parent/carer/spectator should avoid trying to coach the child during competitions.
3. The parent/carer/spectator is not to shout and scream.
4. The parent/carer/spectator must respect the referees decision.
5. The parent/carer/spectator should give support and attention to all of the children in the club not just the most talented.

The Club will ensure that parents/carers/spectators agree and adhere to the Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy.


Code of Conduct for Members

XS Taekwon-do is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. XS Taekwon-do believes that it is XS Taekwon-Do Scotlandimportant that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the clubs with Miss Marie McAneny Senior Instructor.

As a member of a XS Taekwon-do, you are expected to abide by the following code of conduct:

1. All members must train within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
2. All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background or religious beliefs or sexual identity.
3. All members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform one of the instructors if they are going to be late.
4. All members should wear suitable clothing and protective equipment for training, grading and competition sessions, as agreed with the instructor/coach.
5. All members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
6. All members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
7. All members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing XS Taekwon-do.
8. All members are to respect the tenets of Taekwon-Do at all times.





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