Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

The British Wrestling Association (BWA) is committed to ensuring that all young people who participate in wrestling have a safe, enjoyable and positive experience.

The BWA works with the Child Protection in Sport Unit, a unit within the NSPCC, to ensure that clubs within the organisation help safeguard children during their sporting activities. The BWA is committed to the training and supporting of Club Safeguarding Officers to develop club guidelines and safety checklists for their members whether at their home club or traveling to competitions or abroad.

The BWA believes that the welfare of young people is everyone’s responsibility, particularly when it comes to protecting young people from abuse. However, it is important to remember that it is not the responsibility of those working within the BWA to determine if abuse has taken place, but it is their responsibility to act upon and report any concerns.

Downloads of policy documents are at the bottom of this page.  Please use for translation of all documents and articles contained within the BWA website.

For further information on the NSPCC and the CPSU:

Help for children & young people NSPCC  Childline Tel: 0800 1111

Help for adults NSPCC Tel: 0808 800 5000

BWA Lead Safeguarding Officer: Marc Scott 07305 825985 (
BWA Lead Safeguarding Officer (Deputy): Barry Pollin 07977 201505 ( (call Barry if Marc unavailable)

BWA Board Safeguarding Champion: Liz Riley (


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