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Equality Policy

Summary of the BSJU Equality Policy
The BSJU initiatives include working with athletes, officials and key partners to promote the highest standards of conduct and fair play, in Shuai Jiao. In addition, BSJU takes a leading role in promoting equality in Shuai Jiao to ensure there are no barriers to participation and involvement in particiption in Shuai Jiao for any social groups.

The overall aim is to support the development of a fair, equitable and ethical world-class Shuai Jiao in the United Kingdom, that is athlete-centred and people-focused. Equality is about recognising and removing the barriers faced by people involved, or wanting to be involved in Shuai Jiao. It is about changing the culture of Shuai Jiao to one that values diversity and enables the full involvement of disadvantaged groups in every aspect of Shuai Jiao.

The BSJU embraces the spirit of all equalities legislation and is committed to eradicating any form of unfair discrimination. We will not tolerate discrimination either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of race, disability, class or social background, religious belief, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, age, colour or political persuasion.

The BSJU will take positive action to:

  • eliminate individual and institutional discrimination
  • comply with statutory/legislative obligations and, wherever possible, best practice
  • meet the needs of our members and partner organisations
  • make equality and equal treatment a core issue in the development, delivery and refinement of our policies, initiatives and services and in the way we manage our members
The BSJU is committed to achieving equality in sport and is taking a proactive approach in this area. It is a central principle of a dynamic and modern sports organisation that can demonstrate democratic governance with progressive strategies and programmes.

Other Policies and Guidance
You can view the other policeis and guidance summaries published by the BSJU on the Policies and Guidance page.

BSJU Equality Policy

BSJU Member Services

  • Apply for Membership
    You can apply for membership of the BSJU, if you are a Shuai Jiao practictioner and an exponent of one (or more) of the five principle styles of Shuai Jiao, or if you practice Shuai Jiao as a component of your martial arts system (including wrestling, grappling, and throwing). On successful registration you will then become part of a global family with a history spanning some 4,000 years; and access to national, international, and world-level events.

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  • Safeguarding Standards
    The BSJU recognise that everyone has a responsiblity to keep themselves and others safe, and people involved in Shuai Jiao should know what to do if they have any concerns. The BSJU are working to support our members, parents, carers, and volunteers to safeguard children and adults at risk. The BSJU is committed to maintaining safeguarding best practice, reflecting our corporate responsibility to safeguard all participants, effectively.

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  • Renew Membership
    You need to renew your BSJU membership annually to remain an active member of the BSJU. It is important that you do not allow your membership to lapse, as you are expected to be insured and licensed, as a requirement of participaion in Shuai Jiao practice. Shuai Jiao, as a martial art, carries with it inherent risks of personal injury. Participants must have adequate insurance in place, which can be obtained through the BSJU membership process.

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  • Coaching Standards
    The BSJU recognise that Coaches (Instructors) play a critical role in the development of any sporting activity, and in the lives of the people that they coach. Our Coaches (Instructors) ensure that participation in Shuai Jiao is a positive experience aiming to ensure a high quality and safe approach to training. The BSJU Coach Development Programme (CDP) is delivered online and face-to-face, and designed for ‘teaching’ and ‘performance development’.

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  • DBS Check Service
    You can apply for a DBS check as part of the 'martial arts workforce' through our partner organisation: SCiMA Education Limited (SCiMA). Enhanced DBS check are required, as a condition of membership, for all Heads of Association, Coaches (Instructors), Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs), and people in a position of trust. The practice of Shuai Jiao will involve physical contact, and it is essential that ALL participants are safeguarded, appropriately.

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  • Policies and Guidance
    The BSJU policies and guidance reflect our key objectives to support participation and excellence in Shuai Jiao. Our policies and guidance comply with British legislation and regulations in relation to coaching, safeguarding, and equality. Our strategy redefines participation in Shuai Jiao, with a focus on five key outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development, and economic development.

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