POWYS karate clubs are leading the way in sports safeguarding.

Clubs in Presteigne, Rhayader and Llanidloes under the Lee Taylor Karate banner, have attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts mark.

The mark demonstrates Lee Taylor Karate’s commitment to upholding a duty of care to the community and young people and recognises Lee Taylor Karate as a martial arts provider to attain good safeguarding standards.

Sue Harrison, stakeholder marketing at the safeguarding code in martial arts said: “We are delighted to see so many clubs, including Lee Taylor Karate, successfully attaining the safeguarding code in martial arts.

“When making choices about martial arts schools, parents and carers can easily determine, and be reassured that clubs in their local area are committed to safeguarding safe practices.”