If you have any Safeguarding / Welfare issues or concerns please speak to your club instructor.

You can also speak to our club safeguarding officers: Dr Marina Malaffo – 07460 696403 or Karla Jaeger-Collins – 07795 904615

DTA – Child Protection Policy Statement

CHILD PROTECTION – We take this seriously!

Dr Marina Malaffo is the designated Club Welfare Officer who works closely with British Taekwondo’s Safeguarding Lead Officer on Child and Young People Protection Issues. If you need to contact the Dorset Taekwondo Club Welfare Officer please contact the above mentioned person (07460 696403).

In keeping with the British Taekwondo’s (BT) Children and Young People Protection Policy instructors attend a Child Protection Course. All Dorset Taekwondo Association instructors and their assistants undergo a Criminal Record Check (Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service – DBS – previously named Criminal Record Bureau – CRB) check every 3 years.

All instructors (and assistants) obtain certification which confirms their eligibility to instruct in Taekwondo and their suitability in working with children and vulnerable adults.

You can also contact The Child Protection in Sport Unit (England & Wales): 0116 234 7278, the NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000, the Safeguarding officer at the nearest Police Station: 101 or the Duty Officer at your local Social Care Services Department: 01202 458089 (Bournemouth).

Here below is a selection of organisations providing support, advice and guidance on SAFEGUARDING issues:


  • Childline 0800 1111
    Free confidential helpline for children and adults who have concerns.
  • NSPCC Safeguarding Helpline 0808 800 5000
    Provide advice and support for children who have been abused and for adults or other children who are concerned that a child is being abused.


  • Anti-bullying Alliance
    Works to stop bullying and create a safer environment in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
  • Cybersmile
    Cyberbullying charity, offering practical help, support and advice to anybody affected by cyberbullying and hate campaigns including children, parents, teachers and carers.
  • Kidscape 08451 205 204
    Support and advice about bullying and child sexual abuse for parents.
  • Police 999 (emergencies), 101 (non-emergencies)
    Police services for children in immediate danger. You can call 999 (emergencies) or 101 (non-emergencies) OR find the telephone number of your local police forces (non-emergencies)
  • Children’s services – Services for children provided by local councils. You will find details of your local children’s services on the website of your council.