News & Term Dates – Judo classes at Elmbridge Leisure Centre & Surrey Schools

News & Term Dates – Judo classes at Elmbridge Leisure Centre & Surrey Schools

News From Adrian Pearman – Principal of Tora-Kai School Of Judo

News From Adrian Pearman -  Head Coach At Tora-Kai School Of Judo

You can feel the excitement of the children as you enter the Dojo.
It is wonderful to have the judo classes restored and watch all the smiles and expectant faces.

Term Dates
From Monday 6th September to Friday 17th September
No Judo Monday 20th September to Friday 24th September
Judo restarts Monday 27th September
No Judo Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October
Last Judo this year Friday 17th December
Judo restarts Monday 10th January 2022

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 16th September 2021

Summer Judo Classes

Judo classes restarted at Xcel Leisure Centre Walton-On-Thames on June 7th.
Lessons were held on Monday and Thursday until July 15th.

Coach Jean-Claude is holding classes throughout the summer on a Thursday, with 2 sessions; 4 to 5:30 pm and 5:30 to 7pm.

In the 5:30 to 7pm classes, they are a number of Black Belts in attendance, to assist the coach.

There are only a few places available in each of the sessions.

For more details on the classes please call Jean-Claude on 07833 098 792.

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 18th August 2021

Judo Classes (24th June 2021 Update)

All went smoothly!

After all the time spent in planning, negotiations with Xcel, and contacting the parents and pupils, classes restarted on Monday 7th and Thursday 8th.

Temperatures were taken and we used a new entrance and exit system.

It is marvellous to see so many faces reappearing after such a long break.

Lots of beginners want to start and numbers have to be limited in line with government regulations.

At last we are back!

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 24th June 2021

Judo Classes (4th June 2021 Update)

At last !
Judo classes are restarting at Xcel Leisure Centre, Walton-on-Thames on Monday 7th June and Thursday 10th of June.

I know that the Chief Instructor Jean-Claude has contacted all past pupils and newcomers but just in case his mobile number is 07833 098 792, for more information on class times and availability.

Jean-Claude and his assistants have been working tirelessly coordinating this opening with the help of the management at Xcel , indeed we have a separate entrance and exit to the Centre .

I hope to see you all on either Monday 7th June or Thursday 10th

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 4th June 2021

Judo Classes (May 2021 Update)

We are in constant contact with all the schools and leisure centres about when we can restart judo classes.

In all the 50 odd years of Tora-Kai there has never been such a catastrophic time when we have had to suspend training judo, hopefully we are, at last, getting close to restarting classes and practice.

I personally have just had my second Covid vaccination along with another 15 million others!

I wish you all a safe and healthy future

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 12th May 2021

December 2020 Update

At last it sounds as though that the Covid vaccination may be able to solve this terrible epidemic.

We are impatiently waiting to restart Judo lessons at the clubs venues .

May I wish all parents and pupils of Tora-Kai Judo Club a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 14th December 2020

November 2020 Update

Sadly after all our plans for starting Judo classes in November this current lock down has put an end to restarting.

Hopefully we will be able to restart fairly soon.

No Judo classes yet, I will keep my ‘fingers crossed’ that after this break we will be allowed to restart classes.

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 5th November 2020

Mid October 2020 Update

We are restarting Judo classes at our main centre: The Elmbridge Leisure Centre complex on November 2nd 2020.

All previous students should have been notified. Any children or adults who would like to take up our sport please contact Jean-Claude on 07833 498 792.

He has full details of the new procedures involved in registering and attending classes.

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 21st October 2020

Early October 2020 Update

We are still waiting for confirmation about restarting all our classes at Schools and Leisure Centres.

I do apologise to all the pupils about this enforced wait, I regularly receive calls about pupils who want to continue with their Judo or from children and adults who want to take up our sport.
I will contact all who are waiting just as soon as we have confirmation that it is safe to do so.

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 2nd October 2020

September 2020 Update

What with the August holidays over and some Schools returning to Judo classes in September, Tora -Kai is waiting to resume its practice sessions.
Referring to the official Judo Association website I find it confusing as to what is actually allowed, I feel that caution is required, however I would like to mention that all the coaches are looking forward to the classes resuming.

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 15th September 2020

September 2020 Update

What with the August holidays over and some Schools returning to Judo classes in September, Tora -Kai is waiting to resume its practice sessions.
Referring to the official Judo Association website I find it confusing as to what is actually allowed, I feel that caution is required, however I would like to mention that all the coaches are looking forward to the classes resuming.

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 15th September 2020

July Update

Slowly we are hearing more reassuring news about Judo classes returning to normal.
I have just been contacted by a School I coach Judo at, to ask me to return to teaching early September, hopefully this will go ahead. As to what precautions etc that will be in place, I have not been informed.

I now look forward to returning to coaching the sport of Judo and hopefully seeing all my pupils and friends again in September.

Keep Safe.

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 26th June 2020

May Update

We are in the month of May, I like everybody else have had over 50 days of isolation and apart from 7 visits to the shops and a dog walk every morning I have stayed in and to somebody that has had over 30 Judo classes a week teaching 500 children, it is totally different to anything I have ever experienced. However, I am aware and humbled by the fortitude of my neighbours and of those less fortunate than myself. This is truly a new experience for us all.

Judo classes will resume as and when we are officially told that it is safe to continue.

I ask all Tora-Kai’s parents and pupils to be patient. Hopefully, classes will resume soon.

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 14th May 2020

2020 Club Competition

We did it ! Our usual Club Competition went off without a ‘hitch’, the sixty competitors and a hundred and fifty parents etc, all seemed to enjoy the day and it was a pleasure to see the happy smiling faces leave the Xcel centre after some close fought contests.
We were fortunate enough to hold the Competition just before the virus ‘lock down’.

All our classes are now suspended until we are officially advised it is safe to restart them.

I am in good health and involved in self isolating, I do find it so strange, yet important, the suggested two metre separation on going shopping, still we all seem to be managing very well.

Lets hope we can beat this virus quickly !

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 28th March 2020

Classes Postponed Until Further Notice

Dear Parent/s, Guardians and Students,

Further to my email yesterday, to inform you that from tomorrow with advice from Public Health England and the Government, Tora-Kai School of Judo will postpone their classes until further notice. Whilst this is a disappointing decision, I’m sure it is one that is unsurprising given the current situation locally, nationally and worldwide.

I will contact you again as soon as we have more information when the classes can restart.

Would like to take this opportunity, to thank you for all your support, please stay positive and patient.

Kindest regards

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 25th March 2020

Tora-Kai Club Championships 2020

“Just a few more days before our big event of the year — the Tora-Kai Club Championships, Sunday 15th March, to be held at the Xcel Leisure Centre, Walton-on-Thames.

Our 39th annual Competition at Xcel, it will be smaller this year taking up just half of the main hall, but this allows us plenty of room for all the visiting Parents, Spectators and Competitors.

It is rewarding to note that once again there is an increase in the number of girls taking part.

On Saturday evening,the 14th, our wiiling band of helpers will be assisting the Leisure Centre staff in laying out the mats and generally ensuring all is ready for the Competition on the Sunday.

Parents please make sure you have a revised Competition time sheet with details of when your son or daughter will be involved.

May I finish by wishing all the Competitors and their Parents a most enjoyable and inspiring day.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, December 2019

Season’s Greetings & Holiday Period

“Christmas is just a few weeks away !

Most Tora-Kai Judo classes continue to operate until the second or third week in December and then close for the holiday period until the second week of January (please check with your children’s coach as to the exact dates ).

On hearing the predicted weather forecast we could be having a white Christmas this year!

On behalf of the coaches and myself may I wish all the children and adults who have Judo classes with Tora-Kai a lovely Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, December 2019

Half term is coming , Its hard to believe that Christmas is only a few months away.

Our Judo classes are flourishing and personally I am planning to promote some children from my classes to slightly more challenging groups where they will be able to continue their progress whilst enjoying their Judo.

Gradings and a competition will be held the second part of this Autumn term.

JC and I are in the process of our annual meeting with the Walton Xcel Centre Manager to prepare for next Club Competition, which will be held early next year.(more details will be sent out soon )

Now we now have a young adults/Senior class again I invite all my ex pupils and any person who is interested to contact me for a free trial in the sport of Judo .”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, October 2019

Half term is coming , Its hard to believe that Christmas is only a few months away.

Our Judo classes are flourishing and personally I am planning to promote some children from my classes to slightly more challenging groups where they will be able to continue their progress whilst enjoying their Judo.

Gradings and a competition will be held the second part of this Autumn term.

JC and I are in the process of our annual meeting with the Walton Xcel Centre Manager to prepare for next Club Competition, which will be held early next year.(more details will be sent out soon )

Now we now have a young adults/Senior class again I invite all my ex pupils and any person who is interested to contact me for a free trial in the sport of Judo .”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, October 2019

Our School and Public Judo classes are flourishing

How the year seems to race by.
It is now only a few more weeks before the Summer holidays.

Our School and Public Judo classes are flourishing with a steady stream of children and adults wanting to take up the sport.

Jean-Claude is busy training up the Spelthorne youth team for the Borough games; as from last year the competitors have to be newcomers to the sport.

David, Peter, Jonathan and Adrians classes are busy with the usual end of terms Gradings and Competitions, soon it will be time to see some of our pupils proudly wearing their new belts ;- a most rewarding sight for any Judo coach.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, June 2019

Another Competition successfully completed , this being the 38th consecutive annual competition at Xcel leisure Centre.

We hold this special day for the benefit of our pupils (and if there is a profit, a local charity) it introduces them into the competitive side of this great sport of ours.
The Club Coaches spend many hours preparing for this competition both sorting out the categories and paperwork and actually setting up all the equipment required to host a day that involves over 150 children and 350 parents . This is with our proud boast that since the start of our gatherings we keep to time , with no category going over two and a half hours , indeed we finished an hour earlier than the expected time last Sunday.
It is a tribute to the Coaches and their willing band of helpers that they are able to manage to coordinate such a busy day.

It is now over forty years since we became the most popular Judo Club in the Country and I think we are still up with the top few judo clubs with nearly a thousand members.

My thanks must go to all the parents who gave up their time to ferry their children along to Xcel on this day , it was a pleasure to watch the mixed emotions on the parents faces , these feelings I remember so well when my own children used to compete.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, April 2019

We are looking forward to the Club Tournament
As I am now actually practising Judo again , after so many years of coaching children , I well remember the dull ache in your body after a class the night before !
However it is a positive pleasure to be on the mat again in Jean -Claude’s class.

This year our Club tournament is to be held in March , we usually hold the Competition in June but there are so many things on in that month our coaches have decided to try an alternative (for the first time in so many years my family may actually see me on fathers day ! ).

March 24th is the date when the pupils of the club meet up for the friendly competition. For some it will be a new experience, hopefully for all it will be an enjoyable day.

The Club Coaches have had many meetings and conversations with each other over the last year as to how to make this Competition our best ever.

I look forward to meeting many of you on the 24th.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, March 2019

Well its nearly the end of the year and its time to reflect on what the club has been involved in throughout the year.

As always we supported the Surrey Youth games this year with a new format : introducing our ‘new’ pupils to the competitive side of Judo.
We held our usual club competition in the main hall at the Xcel complex, Walton-on-Thames , a whole day of children competing against each other and hopefully remaining friends !

In all classes , throughout the year , competitions and gradings were held to continually allow the children to monitor their progress.

Our coaches are continually striving to maintain the excellent coaching standard they have achieved and they continually attend all the excellent necessary courses they require to coach Judo to children and adults.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 28th November 2018

Can it be that we are less than 5 months away from our next Club Competition!

As a trial the coaches have decided that we should alter the date we hold our annual Club Competition ; it has been decided to hold our big showcase event in March next year. This is the event where over 200 boys , girls and young adults take part .
This Competition has been held for many years as an introductory experience for our many pupils , we usually run this event at the Xcel Leisure centre .

My good friend and ex pupil Bob has returned to continue his judo training with us , he has the ambition of entering the British Masters Competition next year and I intend to regularly up date how his training is going.
I wish him every success.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 29th October 2018

After our successful Club Competition in July we are holding our usual coaches meeting.
This is to discuss the competition and see how we can improve the experience in the next Competition. Our meeting is planned for the 19th of October at the usual venue.
After 38 Competitions we are still trying to improve ‘ the day ‘ for children and parents.
A new competition check list has been devised and is in the process of being emailed to all coaches for their comments, hopefully this should help organise and assist . 

Our senior section is flourishing and at the Xcel leisure centre there will be a theory grading for its members on Thursday 12th of October – 6 to 730 pm .”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 6th October 2018

Welcome back to all our pupils in our Schools and Leisure Centres.

Our coaches have now resumed all classes.
What with our warm and sunny summer it was indeed fortunate that we had a break July/August time.
This is traditionally the busiest time of the year for all classes as children move up a year and try out different sports.

A couple of date have been announced ; for the Surrey Youth games , they will be held over the weekend of the 15th/16th of June 2019.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, September 2018

Another successful year behind us – what a year!

Thanks to each of you, your dedication, support and hard work, we as a team have achieved amazing results. Thank you and well done.

What we’ve managed to achieve so far; 

  • Starting woman’s/girls Judo classes
  • Increased interest and attendance in adult classes
  • Training students to participate in various Competition events around the country
  • Holding our annual 36th Judo Club Competition – great support and success all-round
  • Training 3 borough’s for the Surrey Youth Games
  • Designing our new website
  • Continued Club growth and success

Looking forward to another year with even greater expectations.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, July 2018

“Morgan Class-Kirtley travelled up to the Budokwai on Sunday the 11th February 2018.
The Budokwai is the oldest Judo Club in Europe and has produced so many of our notable Judoka over the last 100 years.
Morgan was allowed to join in Paul Ajala’s class under the watchful eye of Tony Sweeny, ‘Mr Judo’ President of the Budokwai and 9th Dan.”
Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, March 2018

The holiday seems to be flying by and it will be back to Judo classes soon .

The coaches are preparing for another busy term ahead with a new influx of beginners especially in the Schools and some new classes are being opened in our Leisure Centres to cater for the demand .

I hope all our pupils are looking forward to another term of Judo practice and friendly competition.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, August 2019

Our School and Public Judo classes are flourishing

How the year seems to race by.
It is now only a few more weeks before the Summer holidays.

Our School and Public Judo classes are flourishing with a steady stream of children and adults wanting to take up the sport.

Jean-Claude is busy training up the Spelthorne youth team for the Borough games; as from last year the competitors have to be newcomers to the sport.

David, Peter, Jonathan and Adrians classes are busy with the usual end of terms Gradings and Competitions, soon it will be time to see some of our pupils proudly wearing their new belts ;- a most rewarding sight for any Judo coach.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, June 2019

Another Competition successfully completed , this being the 38th consecutive annual competition at Xcel leisure Centre.

We hold this special day for the benefit of our pupils (and if there is a profit, a local charity) it introduces them into the competitive side of this great sport of ours.
The Club Coaches spend many hours preparing for this competition both sorting out the categories and paperwork and actually setting up all the equipment required to host a day that involves over 150 children and 350 parents . This is with our proud boast that since the start of our gatherings we keep to time , with no category going over two and a half hours , indeed we finished an hour earlier than the expected time last Sunday.
It is a tribute to the Coaches and their willing band of helpers that they are able to manage to coordinate such a busy day.

It is now over forty years since we became the most popular Judo Club in the Country and I think we are still up with the top few judo clubs with nearly a thousand members.

My thanks must go to all the parents who gave up their time to ferry their children along to Xcel on this day , it was a pleasure to watch the mixed emotions on the parents faces , these feelings I remember so well when my own children used to compete.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, April 2019

We are looking forward to the Club Tournament
As I am now actually practising Judo again , after so many years of coaching children , I well remember the dull ache in your body after a class the night before !
However it is a positive pleasure to be on the mat again in Jean -Claude’s class.

This year our Club tournament is to be held in March , we usually hold the Competition in June but there are so many things on in that month our coaches have decided to try an alternative (for the first time in so many years my family may actually see me on fathers day ! ).

March 24th is the date when the pupils of the club meet up for the friendly competition. For some it will be a new experience, hopefully for all it will be an enjoyable day.

The Club Coaches have had many meetings and conversations with each other over the last year as to how to make this Competition our best ever.

I look forward to meeting many of you on the 24th.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, March 2019

Well its nearly the end of the year and its time to reflect on what the club has been involved in throughout the year.

As always we supported the Surrey Youth games this year with a new format : introducing our ‘new’ pupils to the competitive side of Judo.
We held our usual club competition in the main hall at the Xcel complex, Walton-on-Thames , a whole day of children competing against each other and hopefully remaining friends !

In all classes , throughout the year , competitions and gradings were held to continually allow the children to monitor their progress.

Our coaches are continually striving to maintain the excellent coaching standard they have achieved and they continually attend all the excellent necessary courses they require to coach Judo to children and adults.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 28th November 2018

Can it be that we are less than 5 months away from our next Club Competition!

As a trial the coaches have decided that we should alter the date we hold our annual Club Competition ; it has been decided to hold our big showcase event in March next year. This is the event where over 200 boys , girls and young adults take part .
This Competition has been held for many years as an introductory experience for our many pupils , we usually run this event at the Xcel Leisure centre .

My good friend and ex pupil Bob has returned to continue his judo training with us , he has the ambition of entering the British Masters Competition next year and I intend to regularly up date how his training is going.
I wish him every success.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 29th October 2018

After our successful Club Competition in July we are holding our usual coaches meeting.
This is to discuss the competition and see how we can improve the experience in the next Competition. Our meeting is planned for the 19th of October at the usual venue.
After 38 Competitions we are still trying to improve ‘ the day ‘ for children and parents.
A new competition check list has been devised and is in the process of being emailed to all coaches for their comments, hopefully this should help organise and assist . 

Our senior section is flourishing and at the Xcel leisure centre there will be a theory grading for its members on Thursday 12th of October – 6 to 730 pm .”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, 6th October 2018

Welcome back to all our pupils in our Schools and Leisure Centres.

Our coaches have now resumed all classes.
What with our warm and sunny summer it was indeed fortunate that we had a break July/August time.
This is traditionally the busiest time of the year for all classes as children move up a year and try out different sports.

A couple of date have been announced ; for the Surrey Youth games , they will be held over the weekend of the 15th/16th of June 2019.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, September 2018

Another successful year behind us – what a year!

Thanks to each of you, your dedication, support and hard work, we as a team have achieved amazing results. Thank you and well done.

What we’ve managed to achieve so far; 

  • Starting woman’s/girls Judo classes
  • Increased interest and attendance in adult classes
  • Training students to participate in various Competition events around the country
  • Holding our annual 36th Judo Club Competition – great support and success all-round
  • Training 3 borough’s for the Surrey Youth Games
  • Designing our new website
  • Continued Club growth and success

Looking forward to another year with even greater expectations.”

Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, July 2018

“Morgan Class-Kirtley travelled up to the Budokwai on Sunday the 11th February 2018.
The Budokwai is the oldest Judo Club in Europe and has produced so many of our notable Judoka over the last 100 years.
Morgan was allowed to join in Paul Ajala’s class under the watchful eye of Tony Sweeny, ‘Mr Judo’ President of the Budokwai and 9th Dan.”
Adrian Pearman

Principal and Head Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo, March 2018

Olympic Bronze Medal Winner Karina Bryant started learning Judo aged 9 with Tora-Kai Coach Jean-claude. Never stop dreaming & believing!

Olympic Bronze Medal Winner Karina Bryant started learning Judo aged 9 with Tora-Kai Coach Jean-claude. Never stop dreaming & believing!

Olympic Bronze Medal Winner Karina Bryant started learning Judo aged 9 with Tora-Kai Coach Jean-claude. Never stop dreaming & believing!

Karina Bryant Winning Judo Olympic Bronze Medal - Was coached by Tora-Kai Coach Jean-claude at age 9

“Back in 1989 a young girl Karina Bryant age 9 started to learn Judo with me, at the age of 12 after winning the southern area the “Surrey Herald” (see pictures below) made a write-up at the time noticing her exceptional size (6 feet) and her ambition to fight at the Olympics. The picture in the news article was taken with my daughter age 10 at the time.

That same girl went on to win several Junior and Senior world championships, finally winning Bronze at the London Olympics in 2012, proving that never stop dreaming and believing!

Photos above show the medal and Karina receiving her medal on the podium.

Photos below include me and Karina at the post Olympic party and a picture of us with Luje Preston National team coach.

Jean-claude

Coach - Tora-Kai School Of Judo

Safeguarding News – Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children’s Partnership

Safeguarding News – Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children’s Partnership

Safeguarding News – Kingston & Richmond Safeguarding Children’s Partnership

October 2019 Newsletter

 

Message from the KRSCP Strategic Partner, James Thomas
I am delighted that we have now made the smooth transition into our new Safeguarding Children’s Partnership, and on behalf of all the statutory safeguarding partners want to express my thanks to all those who have helped us to build our renewed approach with a clear focus upon the children and young people of Kingston and Richmond and how we can work together to ensure that they are protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

In my view, we have struck a sound balance between change (strategic leadership arrangements; a learning hub approach; independent scrutiny) and continuity (our business plan and priorities; the core of our sub-group arrangements; the support of the safeguarding team).
Our Strategic Leadership Group will be convening in November and benefit from the commitment of the senior leaders from the statutory safeguarding partners, as well as from representatives from children’s social care, schools and the health service.  We will aim to bring greater rigour and clarity focused upon our two core areas of work, namely scrutiny of partners’ performance data, quality assurance findings and feedback from children and families so that we have clear sight of what we are doing well and what we need to be worried about; and close attention to ensuring we secure and maintain the engagement of all partners working with children and families across each borough.
We will also be starting the process of thinking how best to renew our business plans for 2020/22 and the resetting of our priorities, as well as confirming the arrangements for our first learning hub deep dive into adolescent risk which will culminate in a partnership learning event on 23rd January.

We look forward to working together with you all and to building the best possible Partnership for our children and families!

James Thomas
Interim Director of Children’s Services, Richmond Council
MARVE
We have refreshed our MARVE (Multi-Agency Risk & Vulnerability to Exploitation) Protocol to include all major forms of child and adolescent vulnerability – Harmful Sexual Behaviour, County Lines, Modern Day Slavery, Child Criminal Exploitation, Child Sexual Exploitation, Trafficking, Gangs and Groups, and Serious Youth Violence.

Please find the new protocol and MARVE referral forms and assessment guidance here: https://kingstonandrichmondsafeguardingchildrenpartnership.org.uk/news-resources/policies-and-procedures-87/child-sexual-exploitation-88.php. We are thrilled that this will be launched in our free multi-agency Contextual Safeguarding Conference on 23rd January 2020 with Carlene Firmin, from the University of Bedfordshire speaking: Watch this Ted Talk to find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCFZQcaIgDM AND SAVE THE DATE!
eSafety Credit Card
Please click this link to see a useful resources for parents and carers regarding keeping children safe online: https://kingstonandrichmondsafeguardingchildrenpartnership.org.uk/parents-carers/helping-your-child-stay-safe-online-16.php
Annual Report
The last Annual Report and safeguarding assessment for the partnership is here for 2018-19: https://kingstonandrichmondsafeguardingchildrenpartnership.org.uk/about-richmond-lscb/annual-report-42.php. There were lots of positive points around multi-agency working and local performance. We wanted to work together  more around school exclusions, Initial Health Assessments for Children Looked After,  EHAs (Early Help Assessments) GP engagement in child protection processes, and children who are educated at home, as numbers are rising in our boroughs, following national trends. To find more about Ian and our strategic partnership please see this page: https://kingstonandrichmondsafeguardingchildrenpartnership.org.uk/about-richmond-lscb/our-vision-35.php. The below image show the Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnerships Structure:

 

Kingston Local Safeguarding Children Board’s (LSCB)

 

Youth Needs Consultation Information Event
14th November 2019 at 10 am
oneRichmond (RPLC and Hampton Fund) has commissioned Rocket Science to conduct a youth needs consultation in Richmond, with a focus on enhancing life opportunities for vulnerable children and young people. Rocket Science will be reviewing good practice in addressing young people’s needs and concerns; and will be engaging directly with young people in Richmond between December 2019 and February 2020 through interviews, focus groups and peer research.

The Information Event on 14th November will cover the following:

  • The background and context for the research
  • Findings from Rocket Science’s review of good practice and mapping of youth need and service provision in Richmond
  • The approaches which will be used to gather the views of young people.

You will be encouraged to ask questions; feed into research design and focus; and provide suggestions for recruiting peer researchers and approaching young people for the consultation.
If you would be interested in attending the event, please register through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/richmond-youth-needs-consultation-information-event-tickets-77273654581. If you have any questions, please contact Dina Papamichael at Rocket Science, either at dina.papamichael@rocketsciencelab.co.uk or on 0207 253 6289.

Sexual Health Services: 
Many professionals and volunteers have the opportunity to signpost children and young people to sexual health services. There are several levels of sexual health support available, including outreach in some secondary schools by School Nurses. Many Local pharmacies and chemists offer free emergency contraception and sexual health services. Click here to see a table of sexual health services in both boroughs.
Hospital Clinics
The Hospital clinics are our ‘acute’ sexual health services based at West Middlesex Hospital and the Wolverton Unit in Kingston Hospital As these clinics are based at a hospital they can do a range of tests not available at our other clinics. This means if anyone has  symptoms or signs of a sexually transmitted infection, these are  the best clinic to attend as they have doctors available at every walk in session, and with most infections they can provide diagnosis and treatment on the same day.  

They provide all contraception and sexual health services with a specific remit for more specialist and complex issues and care. They are open access via booked or walk in clinics and see anyone over 13 years of age. A consultation will always explore an individuals physical and mental health and aim to identify any specific risks or vulnerabilities with respect to sex and their sexual health.

They should be considered the provider of choice for: Symptomatic individuals / Individuals with same sex partners / Transgender individuals / Anyone paying or being paid for sex. They can provide preventative care where appropriate including: PEP (post exposure prophylaxis to protect against HIV where there has been a sexual risk) / PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV before a sexual risk) / Hepatitis & HPV vaccination (specific populations as identified during consultation) / Long term management or prophylaxis for recurrent infections.

They can provide ongoing support with respect to: Sexual assault / Sexual exploitation / Harmful risky behaviours / Difficulties with healthy relationships issues / Psychosexual issues. Onward referrals to other services will be discussed and facilitated as necessary.

These units’  greatest strengths are ease of access coupled with the ability to discuss all aspects of sexual health in an open and approachable manner. Many individuals don’t feel comfortable discussing such issues with anyone in their life yet doing so can help ensure ongoing optimal levels of physical and mental health.
www.sexualhealthkingston.co.uk / https://www.sexualhealthhounslow.org.uk
Elective Home Education 
The Education Welfare Service in AfC provides support and guidance to all schools and families and relevant agencies on issues relating to Elective Home Education.

Education is compulsory, attending school is not. Although the majority of parents choose to send their children to school, a number of parents choose to educate their children at home. This is called Elective Home Education. Find our more here: https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/education/elective-home-education. Please find information for parents here: https://5f2fe3253cd1dfa0d089-bf8b2cdb6a1dc2999fecbc372702016c.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/uploads/ckeditor/attachments/2560/EHE_Guidance_for_parents__April_16.pdf  

For some children, there are increased risks for being educated at home and there is key national learning from some case reviews about this. Universal Services, particularly schools, can help to support vulnerable families and provide early help when concerns arise.
Find out more here: Enfield LSCB- a 16 year old died at home, where she was educated. The extended family had concerns but did not refer and ST was not seen by universal services. 
http://library.nspcc.org.uk/HeritageScripts/Hapi.dll/retrieve2?SetID=AA8079E2-7310-43AF-BBD9-E2054099B221&SearchTerm0=elective%20home%20education&SearchPrecision=20&SortOrder=Y1&Offset=7&Direction=%2E&Dispfmt=F&Dispfmt_b=B27&Dispfmt_f=F13&DataSetName=LIVEDATA  
 
Derby LSCB published this report about the death of an adolescent girl. There is learning for us to ensure that information about vulnerable children being educated at home is passed on to education welfare services:
http://library.nspcc.org.uk/HeritageScripts/Hapi.dll/retrieve2?SetID=A9707312-026A-44C4-AB5F-955006620AE1&SearchTerm=DERBY%20SAFEGUARDING%20CHILDREN%20BOARD&Fields=P&Media=%23&SearchPrecision=10&SortOrder=Y1&Offset=5&Direction=%2E&Dispfmt=F&Dispfmt_b=B27&Dispfmt_f=F13&DataSetName=LIVEDATA
Upcoming KRSCP Training
The KRSCP offer some online safeguarding training, please use this link to create an account: https://richmondlscb.melearning.university/user/self_register.
The KRSCP also offers face to face training to all working with children and families. Here is a list of available courses until the end of November:

  • 05/11/2019 – Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility Level 2 (Kingston)
  • 07/11/2019 – Understanding and Managing Childhood Neglect (Level 3)
  • 13/11/2019 – Neglect Toolkit: A bitesized Session
  • 14/11/2019 – Harmful Practices – Forced Marriage and So Called Honour Based Violence Awareness
  • 27/11/2019 – Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility Level 2 (Kingston)
  • 27/11/2019 – Working Towards Ending Harmful Practices Asian Women’s Resource Centre
  • 28/11/2019 – Domestic Abuse Update: A Bite Size Session

The KRSCP are also running the following conferences to all practitioners in the boroughs;

  • Safe in Faith – 06/11/2019 – Kingsgate Church Kingston, 161a Clarence St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QT
  • Contextual Safeguarding – 23/01/2020 – St Mary’s University, Twickenham

If you work within education and are interested in going on any of these courses and you can apply here:
https://www.afccpdonline.co.uk/earlyyears/courses/bookings/default.asp?curpage=2
Otherwise you can apply for any here: http://kingstonandrichmondlscb.org.uk/training.php

Adult 35+ Judo Induction Course at Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre Walton

Adult 35+ Judo Induction Course at Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre Walton

Adult 35+ Judo Induction Course at Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre Walton-on-Thames

Judo Class for Teenagers and Adults at Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre Walton-on-Thames Surrey

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Tora Kai Judo School for Children in Elmbridge including Xcel Sports Centre Walton on Thames
Tora Kai Elmbridge Surrey Judo School - Classes for Kids and Adults
Judo Lessons for Adults and Teens at Elmbridge Xcel Sports Centre Walton Surrey

Induction Course

Everyone welcome from beginners to experienced (Adults 35+)

FREE TASTER SESSION

Starts Thursday 26th September 2019

Time: 7pm to 8pm

5 WEEK COURSE

Course price: Just £35
(no membership required)
Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre
Waterside Drive
Walton on Thames
Surrey
KT12 2JG

Contact For Walton Judo Induction Course

Jean-claude Le Boudec
Black Belt 3rd Dan
Mobile: 07833 098792
Email: jean-claude@torakaijudo.co.uk

Please mention the Tora-Kai website when you contact Jean-claude

Tora Kai Judo School for Children in Elmbridge including Xcel Sports Centre Walton on Thames
Tora Kai Elmbridge Surrey Judo School - Classes for Kids and Adults
Judo Club for Boys & Girls aged 5 to 15+ at Schools & Sports Centres in Surrey, South West London & Middlesex.

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Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre

Classes by Tora-Kai School Of Judo open to the public. No need to be a member of Elmbridge Xcel.

Spelthorne Results In Surrey Youth Games 2019

Spelthorne Results In Surrey Youth Games 2019

Spelthorne Results In Surrey Youth Games 2019

Walton Judo Tournament - Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre

Tora-Kai coach Jean-claude did a great job with the Judo team at the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games. Here’s a letter from Lewis Razey of Spelthorne Borough Council

‘Dear coaches Firstly I wanted to say a massive thank you and well done for all of your efforts throughout the training sessions and event weekend. We would not have been able to do it without your commitments over the past 6-8 weeks. Overall Team Spelthorne had a very successful weekend, not only did we enter the most amount of teams of all Surrey boroughs but we also finished top of the medal table.

In total we achieved 5 Gold medals in Boccia U13, Squash U10, Hockey U9, Tennis U8 and Lacrosse U15.

5 Silver medals in Hockey U11, Badminton U14, Squash U10, Table Tennis U15 and Squash U13. 3 Bronze medals in
Badminton U14, Squash U13 and Table Tennis U12.

In Judo specifically we achieved 5 individual gold medals, 3 silver and 7 bronze.

If you would like to view all of the results they can be found here: www.activesurrey.com/SYG/rules-results

All of the children performed amazingly well over the weekend and went home with a smile on their face. Following the sessions if you
have any information that you would like to be shared with the parents regarding follow up sessions, please feel free to send them to me and I will send it over to the parents. I’m going to be off after today for the remainder of the week but if you cannot get any information to me today I will send it out on my return next Monday. Once again many thanks for all of your help over the past few months and I look forward to working with you all again for next year.’

Kind regards Lewis Razey
Active Lifestyle and Wellbeing Officer
Spelthorne Borough Council

Girls in Walton Judo Tournament
Boys in Walton Judo Tournament
Tora Kai Judo School for Children in Elmbridge including Xcel Sports Centre Walton on Thames
Tora Kai Elmbridge Surrey Judo School - Classes for Kids and Adults

Judo Club for Boys & Girls aged 5 to 15+ at Schools & Sports Centres in Surrey, South West London & Middlesex.

2019 Club Tournament – Competition Results

2019 Club Tournament – Competition Results

2019 Tora-Kai Judo Competition Results

Walton Judo Tournament - Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre
On March 24th, we held our Annual Tora-Kai School of Judo Club Championship at the Xcel Leisure Complex, Walton-on-Thames. The event was attended by nearly 200 children and teenagers with over 350 spectators. The Judokas aged from 6 to 17 year olds were a spectacle to experience. Well done to all who participated and congratulations to the medal winners.
NAME SURNAME COACH CLASS RESULT
ALL GIRLS GROUP 1
Ava Watkins Dave Kennedy Tolworth Gold
Lily Kennedy Dave Kennedy Tolworth Silver
Keira Merriman Dave Kennedy Spectrum Bronze
FREYA SINCOCK JEAN-CLAUDE BUCKLAND Bronze
ALL GIRLS GROUP 2
Matilda Muchmore Dave Kennedy Tolworth Gold
OLIVIA DI TOMMASO P GOULD ST.ANDREW’S Silver
LUCY BIRD JEAN-CLAUDE GROVELANDS Bronze
ALL GIRLS GROUP 22
SOPHIE MACGRAY P GOULD HINCHLEY WOOD Gold
Charlotte Allen Dave Kennedy Dawnay Silver
OLIVIA BRAYBROOK P GOULD HINCHLEY WOOD Bronze
ALL GIRLS GROUP 3
Isabelle Merriman Dave Kennedy Spectrum Gold
GEORGINA SINCOCK JEAN-CLAUDE BUCKLAND Bronze
Ella Zamanpour Dave Kennedy Tolworth Bronze
NIAMH LYNCH-BLACKBURN P GOULD HINCHLEY WOOD silver
ALL GIRLS GROUP 4
Mathilde Harris-Leroyer Dave Kennedy Spectrum Gold
FREYA TRELIVING JEAN-CLAUDE GROVELANDS Silver
LOLA GOLDING JEAN-CLAUDE GROVELANDS Bronze
ALL GIRLS GROUP 23
SCARLETT BURNS P GOULD ST.MARY’S Gold
Lexie Plumeret Dave Kennedy Tolworth Silver
ISIS BUDD P GOULD HOLY CROSS Bronze
MATILDA WEARN JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Bronze
ALL GIRLS GROUP 5
GRACE WEARN JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Gold
OLIVIA WEARN JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Silver
FARAH BENLAKEHAL JEAN-CLAUDE XCEL Bronze
LUCIA MELOY JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Bronze
Girls in Walton Judo Tournament
Boys in Judo Club Championships at Walton - Elmbridge Xcel
Boys in Walton Judo Tournament
Boys competing in Judo Club Championships at Walton - Elmbridge Xcel
BOYS 6-7, GROUP 6
NATHAN REYNOLDS P GOULD DANES HILL Gold
MAX ASHTON P GOULD BEVENDEAN Silver
ALEX DRABIK JEAN-CLAUDE BUCKLAND Bronze
ZACHARY MCTAGUE JEAN-CLAUDE XCEL Bronze
BOYS 6-7, GROUP 7
JUNIOR PERRY JEAN-CLAUDE BUCKLAND Gold
SIDNEY WEARN JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Silver
COOPER BYRNE P GOULD DANES HILL Bronze
JAKE MELVILLE JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Bronze
BOYS 6-7, GROUP 8
Luka Shmatko Dave Kennedy Tolworth Gold
THEO DAWKINS JEAN-CLAUDE GROVELANDS Silver
FRANK CHALLOUMA JEAN-CLAUDE XCEL Bronze
Edward Last Dave Kennedy Parkside Bronze
BOYS 6-7, GROUP 9
LEON COWAN P GOULD DANES HILL Gold
CHARLIE SIMPSON P GOULD ST.ANDREW’S Silver
DYLAN CARTER P GOULD DANES HILL Bronze
SCOTT THOMAS ADRIAN LALEHAM SCHOOL Bronze
BOYS 6-7, GROUP 24
ISRAEL KYANDA ADRIAN LALEHAM SCHOOL Gold
JUNHO HAN P GOULD DANES HILL Silver
GEORGE SIMPKINS JEAN-CLAUDE BUCKLAND Bronze
DANIEL VARGHESE JEAN-CLAUDE BUCKLAND Bronze
BOYS 6-7, GROUP 25
BRADLEY HEATON ADRIAN LYNDHURST SCHOOL Bronze
JOSHUA ESPRAY P GOULD DANES HILL Silver
SONNY GIBBS-ARNOLD JEAN-CLAUDE XCEL Bronze
CHARLIE TRELIVING JEAN-CLAUDE GROVELANDS Bronze
BOYS 8, GROUP 10
JUDE DUNCOMBE JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Gold
JUDE BUCKLEY JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Silver
BENJAMIN CLARKE P GOULD DANES HILL Bronze
Evan Preece Dave Kennedy Spectrum Bronze
BOYS 8, GROUP 11
Charlie Beadle Dave Kennedy Claremont Gold
MAKSIM RODE P GOULD DANES HILL Silver
Freddie Brown Dave Kennedy Lanesborough Bronze
AIDAN OLIVER JEAN-CLAUDE GROVELANDS Bronze
BOYS 8, GROUP 12
RAFAEL MENASSA P GOULD DANES HILL Gold
BENJAMIN BLACKMAN ADRIAN LALEHAM SCHOOL Silver
Marlon Beales Dave Kennedy Lanesborough Bronze
Harvey Yates Dave Kennedy Tolworth Bronze
BOYS 8, GROUP 26
OSCAR BLUNDEN P GOULD DANES HILL Gold
NATHAN OKONKWO P GOULD DANES HILL Silver
Josh O’brien Dave Kennedy Parkside Bronze
DYLAN WILLIAMS P GOULD Spectrum Bronze
BOYS 9-10, GROUP 13
Billy Hoodless Dave Kennedy Lanesborough Gold
Tristan Moore Dave Kennedy Wallacefields Silver
KAI DAWKINS JEAN-CLAUDE GROVELANDS Bronze
Noah Luu Dave Kennedy Lanesborough Bronze
BOYS 9-10, GROUP 14
EDWARD FOSTER P GOULD DANES HILL Gold
JOSEPH JOJO MORRISON JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Silver
Artom Elahi Dave Kennedy Lanesborough Bronze
George Prime Dave Kennedy Wallacefields Bronze
BOYS 9-10, GROUP 15
HENRY TABBENER P GOULD HINCHLEY WOOD Gold
Cameron Plumeret Dave Kennedy Tolworth Silver
MATTHEW MORRISON JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Bronze
BOYS 9-10, GROUP 16
JULEN PRINSLOO P GOULD DANES HILL Gold
ALFIE SWIETON JEAN-CLAUDE GROVELANDS Silver
Jasper Kelly Dave Kennedy Lanesborough Bronze
BOYS 9-10, GROUP 17
ALEX OKONKWO P GOULD DANES HILL Gold
Luca Sacoor Dave Kennedy Spectrum Silver
Max Merriman Dave Kennedy Spectrum Bronze
Frank Owen Dave Kennedy Spectrum Bronze
BOYS 11-12, GROUP 18
IOAN THOMAS P GOULD DANES HILL Gold
SAMUEL DOHERTY JEAN-CLAUDE BUCKLAND Silver
JAMIE BENTON JEAN-CLAUDE BUCKLAND Bronze
William Luff Dave Kennedy Lanesborough Bronze
BOYS 11-12, GROUP 19
JOSEPH ANDERSON P GOULD ST.MARY’S Gold
GEORGE WALKER JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Silver
ZAC BATEMAN JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Bronze
MAX BLACKFORD JONATHAN CHARLTON VILLAGE HALL Bronze
SENIOR BOYS, GROUP 20
WILL HART P GOULD HINCHLEY WOOD Gold
Finn Gosling Dave Kennedy Spectrum Silver
Brandon Plumeret Dave Kennedy Tolworth Bronze
SENIOR BOYS, GROUP 30
LEO ASLET JEAN-CLAUDE XCEL Gold
KAAN SUPHI JEAN-CLAUDE XCEL Silver
TEDDY GIBSON P GOULD HINCHLEY WOOD Bronze
DANIEL LILLIS P GOULD HINCHLEY WOOD Bronze
Tora Kai Judo School for Children in Elmbridge including Xcel Sports Centre Walton on Thames
Tora Kai Elmbridge Surrey Judo School - Classes for Kids and Adults

Judo Club for Boys & Girls aged 5 to 15+ at Schools & Sports Centres in Surrey, South West London & Middlesex.