Ryu Shotokan fully recognises the need to make optimal provision for the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young persons, that participate in the sport of karate (either as a self-defence art or sport environment).

To raise a concern call Staffordshire County Council’s First Response Service:

Phone: 0300 111 8007

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Emergency Duty Service: (Out of Hours)

Telephone: 0345 604 2886 Mobile: 07815 492613


EKF references:-


Child Protection Officer: Steve Coupland


If you wish to raise a concern relating to any safeguarding issue, please use the following contact information:-


Steve Coupland 

Lead Safeguarding Officer - EKF