Child protection is protecting an individual that has been identified as being at risk of harm, abuse, violence, exploitation or neglect.

Northern Ireland Judo Federation upholds the principle that all children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.

All Northern Ireland Judo Federation members, staff and volunteers are committed to the welfare and protection of children and young people so that they can enjoy participating in judo in safety without fear, threat or abuse.


Safelandings is an official document that outlines child protection policies and procedures for British Judo and all of its home nations: JudoScotland, Northern Ireland Judo Federation and Welsh Judo.

Safelandings should be used as an initial point of reference for clubs and individuals regarding child protection matters.

Do you have a concern?

If you’re concerned about possible child abuse or bad practice within a club, competition or any other judo environment then you should immediately contact:

Your Club Welfare Officer – The contact details of your club’s welfare officer should be clearly advertised at your club and on the club’s website.


Northern Ireland Judo Federation Safeguarding Team – Russell Brown – 07751 748 971

Safeguarding Policies
Safelandings document