SCiMA Registration

Safeguarding Children in Martial Arts (SCiMA) registration is for individual coaches and athletes in the martial arts sector. Once registered you will have access to a range of resources. If you are a coach at a martial arts schools or clubs that does not have membership of a Sport England recognised National Governing Body (NGB), then you may not have the opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits that NGB status brings. SCiMA encourages membership of the NGBs and acts as an 'interim' stage for those schools, clubs and associations to ensure that they are meeting the minimum operating standards required for coaching, child protection and safer recruitement practice.

SCiMA registration


Register with SCiMA - Application and Renewal

Register with SCiMA today to start your online learning and development.

Martial arts workforce

Heads of Association, Coaches (Instructors) and Safeguarding/Welfare Officers

If you are currently a martial arts organisation Heads of Association, Coach (Instructor) and/or Safeguarding/Welfare Officer then you can register with SCiMA:

• Registration - Online Learning
• Registration - Volunteer DBS Check (Online Learning with Volunteer DBS Check)
• Registration - Employed DBS Check (Online Learning with Employed DBS Check)


SCiMA registration benefits

A Martial Arts Focus

SCiMA provide an opprotunity for martial artists to access recources and materials which will provide you with a good understanding a range of subject areas which impact the pratice of martial arts in the United Kingdom, including child protection and safeguarding.

When registered, the online learning and development can be accessed for a nominal fee of £10.00 per year. This will enable you with individual access to your learing and development programme and learning record as part of your continuous professional development. Once you have completed your online programme you will be able to print your certificates and qualify for the SCiMA card.

The online training provides you with an opportunity to explore thse subject matter in your own time and enables you to develop a better understanding. SCiMA also encourge coaches to attend face to face training, seminars and event provided by the NGBs and other recognised organisation in the field such as the NSPCC.

SCiMA registration requirements

SCiMA registration requirements include the use of a recent colour photograph. This photograph will be used on your SCiMA membership account (form); and appear on your SCiMA card.

Photograph requirements

SCiMA card

SCiMA card is intended, over time, to evidence that you have successfully undertaken the SCiMA online learning and development programme.

SCiMA card information

What does SCiMA do?

SCiMA is focused on implementing child protection policy, developing safer recruitment practice and enhancing coaching standards with a view to professionalising martial arts instruction, in the United Kingdom and partner organisations in the Republic of Ireland.

SCiMA services will include:

• SCiMA registered martial arts coach database
• Child protection and safeguarding training
• Safer recruitment practice
• DBS Checking Service
• First aid essentials

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 local and national government organisations, in the UK and internationally.

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