The as yet unanswered questions, that relate to the Kazoku Karate Club, fall into two main areas of concern. The first relating to the premises from which they operate and secondly, the personnel that run the club and provide instruction to children.
The current premises are leased from the Council, after being abandoned by the Scouts as unsuitable over ten years ago. The lease is held, I believe, by Ian McAllister and not Barry Dodson as first thought, why?
Since occupation of the premises, last July, there have been enumerable problems as Barry Dodson is proving to be an awfully bad neighbour indeed. That is intended to be an understatement!
He appears to have set out to drive the neighbours to distraction, with enumerable and often imaginary complaints about the neighbours! Intimidation and harassment often involving false Police complaints, is his natural MO, as is the many instances of racial abuse suffered by the neighbours from Kazoku instructors, he seems pretty good at it too.
Like many bullies, Dodson is a coward too. He is not above sending youngsters to do his dirty work for him. sending Ellen McAllister to commit a wide range of racially aggravated crimes on his behalf, it would appear?
Have the premises an up to date Fire Certificate? Does Kazoku carry the necessary insurances that would allow them to operate legally? Do they carry Public liability insurance?
Are Kazoku fully compliant with RMBC child protection policies? Are all those who are in contact with children subject to an enhanced check with the The Disclosure and Barring Service? And are they all up to date?
Do the premises provide the necessary safety requirements for the activities being provided?
Moving on to matters concerning personnel. Rotherham Politics has learned there are a number of interconnected police investigations involving Ellen McAllister, Ian McAllister and Barry Dodson. These range in seriousness from possible public order offences, racially aggravated assault and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice! Serious crimes indeed!
All The Disclosure and Barring Service checks would appear to be rendered invalid, whilst police and other investigations are completed.
That would appear to leave Kazoku with little alternative but to suspend operations forthwith, until all matters have been properly investigated by the police and others, the premises brought up to minimum standards the Fire certificates obtained and to arrange proper insurance to cover their operations!
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