Judo as we know it may not be part of the day to day lives that we have, but rest assured we have not stopped our compliance and more importantly the focus on the well-being of our younger and the vulnerable members of our Judo community.

This week is parents in sport week, and we would like to remind you of all that we have in place in terms of safeguarding.


  • We have our own Designated Lead Protection officer in Russell Brown
  • Our coaches are all trained in safeguarding
  • Our coaches and volunteers are all DBS checked
  • We follow the guidelines of the British Judo Association with safeguarding
  • We are constantly developing our capabilities in this area
  • We are in contact with our partners at the NSPCC and SportNI to make sure we are constantly compliant

As part of parents in sport week, we wanted to take time to thank you the parents and carers, for the input and time that you put into your child’s foundation in sport.

We will be doing all we can to keep them safe and smiling whilst they are on the mat and under the care of an NIJF club. If you ever have any concerns you can contact Russell at safeguarding@nijudo.com or 07751 748 971


If you are perhaps finding things difficult over the Coronavirus constrictions here are some resources you can access.


Useful Links

For advice and guidance on mental health and well-being

StopCovid App

We would encourage everyone to download the Northern Ireland ‘StopCOVID NI’ App. Further information and details on how to download the app can be found at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-stopcovid-ni-proximity-app


From us all in the NIJF, thank you.