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The British Shuai Jiao Union (BSJU), in partnership with SCiMA Education Limited (SCiMA), have developed the BSJU Safeguarding Standards, to align with best practice endorsed by Sport England and the Martial Arts Safeguarding Group (MASG).

The aim is to ensure all children and adults at risk participating in Shuai Jiao have a positive experience. BSJU Safeguarding Standards are focused on keeping all children and vulnerable adults safe from harm, abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect.

A key part of safeguarding is spreading the message about keeping children and vulnerable adults safe, to challenge community norms and build a community culture in Shuai Jiao of always acting in the best interest of all children and adults at risk, at all times.

Safeguarding in Shuai Jiao

The BSJU take safeguarding and the safety of its members extremely seriously. Use the menu bar to explore this section of the website and find out more about safeguarding and what measures you can take to minimise the risks to children and adults at risk in your Shuai Jiao provider.

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Update - July 2021

Safeguarding Incident Referral Form

Do you have a concern?

If you’re concerned about possible child abuse or bad practice by a BSJU member, during a BSJU competition or event, or in any other Shuai Jiao environment then you should immediately contact:


Your Desigated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) for your area. This contact information should be published on your Shuai Jiao providers' website.


Contact the BSJU Safeguarding Team


Hotline: +44 7760 763529


Escalate concerns to the BSJU Safeguarding Director: Robert Simpson


Safeguarding Online Learning and Development

Safer Practice

Safeguarding Policy: Protecting Children and Adults at Risk - Online Learning

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Safer Recruitment

Safeguarding Policy: Recruitment and Assessment - Online Learning

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Safer Participation

Safeguarding Policy: Participation and Volunteering - Online Learning

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Safer First Aid

Safeguarding Policy: First Aid Application and Treatment - Online Learning

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Safer Management

Safeguarding Policy: Management of Activities and Events - Online Learning

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Safer Reporting

Safeguarding Policy: Recording, Storing and Sharing Information - Online Learning

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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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