In Association with the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA)
DBS Checking Service and Online Learning for ALL martial artists in the UK
1. NGB Registration
2. NGB Registration - Volunteer DBS
3. NGB Registration - Employed DBS
4. Standard Registration
5. Standard Registration - Volunteer DBS
6. Standard Registration - Employed DBS
NGB - National Governing Body recognised by Sport England.
The SCiMA Registration provides access to online learning and development and a DBS Checking Service.
The fee is annual and provides access to current training materials and resources.
The Safeguarding Children in Martial Arts (SCiMA) provides advice, guidance, policy updates, professional services and signposting for learning and development activities for martial arts schools in the United Kingdom and partner schools in the Republic of Ireland.
If you are a member of a Sport England recognised National Governing Body (NGB), and qualified as a Coach under your NGB then your SCiMA NGB Registration fee is £5.00 per year. SCiMA encourages membership of the Sport England NGBs.
If you are not a member of a Sport England NGB then you may not have the opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits that SCiMA Standard Registration brings.
SCiMA is offering access the the same materials that NGB Coaches have access to for a fee of £10.00 per year for those Coaches who are not members of an NGB, Assistant Coaches or Athletes working towards coaching qualifications.
SCiMA's objective is to offer an opportunity for Coaches in schools, clubs and associations to meet the minimum operating standards required for child protection, safeguarding vulnerable adults and safer recruitment practice. The online learning is aligned to the Sport England Safeguarding in Martial Arts Code.
Your licence and insurance for coaches should be arranged through your club, association and/or National Governing Body.
The SCiMA Card is only available to registered Coaches with NGB recognised coaching qualifications, who have successfully completed the SCiMA online learning and development modules and who have been SCiMA DBS checked. To know more about the SCiMA Card visit the SCiMA website.
Information about SCiMA training courses can be accessed through the SCiMA website.
The following online training courses are recommended and required to obtain your SCiMA card:
SCiMA is a non-political, non-profit making and voluntary organisation. SCiMA was established in the United Kingdom on 13 August 2014 to replace its predecessor thw Martial Arts Development Council (MADC). SCiMA will respond to the growing demand for regulation, consistent and standardised approaches to coaching, child protection and safe recruitment practice in martial arts in the United Kingdom.
SCiMA does not make technical assessment for martial artists. SCiMA's interest is in the promotion of child safeguarding within martial arts not the specifics of the martial art being taught.
Although self-governing, SCiMA will work in partnership with national and international organisations to promoting best practice in martial arts coaching and organisational management. This includes professionalising coaching standards working with relevant organisations in the UK and internationally.
SCiMA provide the following services:
For more information about registration visit the SCiMA website.