Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults

At Genesis Martial Arts we know that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.  We have our students best interest and safety at heart, which is why we require that all our instructors are educated in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

Below are links to our child protection policy and photography policy.  Please take time to review them so that you understand them.

Our lead safeguarding officers are Joel Hoyte and Kirsty McCourt.  If you have any concerns about the safety and well-being of any Genesis students, please contact them.  All enquiries are confidential and our primary focus will be the protection of the child or vulnerable adults identified to us.

Joel Hoyte

Joel has been a Genesis Martial Arts Instructor for over 20 years and runs classes at Wycombe Leisure Centre and Disraeli School.  He is well versed in all Safeguarding matters, Health and Safety and First Aid.

Kirsty McCourt

Kirsty is a Safeguarding professional with 20 years experience in the field and has been training with Genesis Martial Arts for 20 years. She is a Genesis blackbelt and is an instructor in Amersham.

If you think a child is at immediate risk of harm, please call the police on 999

All concerns are important, even if you are unsure!  If you have concerns but do not feel that somebody’s safety is at risk, or it doesn’t require immediate attention, please use the button below to report your concerns.

Genesis Child protection policy

Genesis Photography policy

Help for children and young people
Call Childline on 0800 1111