The Welsh Wrestling Association (Welsh Wrestling) is committed to ensuring that every person who participates in wrestling has a safe, enjoyable and positive experience.
Welsh Wrestling 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. Welsh Wrestling is committed to the training and supporting of Club Welfare Officers to develop club guidelines and safety checklists for their members whether at their home club, traveling to competitions or abroad.
Welsh Wrestling 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 organisation 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, they are a shared resource with British Wrestling and mandatory for all staff/volunteers connected to the Welsh Wrestling Association.
Please use http://translate.google.com/ for translation of all documents and articles contained within the Welsh Wrestling website.
For further information on the NSPCC and the CPSU: www.nspcc.org.uk
Help for children & young people NSPCC Childline Tel: 0800 1111
You can also click the logo to go to their websites:
Help for adults – NSPCC Tel: 0808 800 5000
For all other contact details please see below
Welsh Wrestling Safeguarding Officer: Barry Pollin 07595733790 (email@example.com)
BWA Lead Safeguarding Officer: Andreas Michaelas 07494162414 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BWA Board Safeguarding Champion: Liz Riley (email@example.com)
BWA Mental Health Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use of Social Media
The use of mobile phones, text messaging, e-mail and other forms of electronic communication, have become a regular feature of everyday life, including the sporting landscape.
Welsh Wrestling adheres to the BWA – Social Media Policy and it provides guidance to coaches, staff, those in a position of trust, clubs, parents and members of the organisation.
More information is available about this complex area, notably from the “Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) a branch of the NSPCC.
The CPSU has a briefing document “Briefing Document Social Networking Services, Social Media and Sport: Guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Young People” (link) which gives more in depth guidance on social networking sites, this and other advice be accessed via the CPSU website at www.cpsu.org.uk
1. British Wrestling Safeguarding Policy for Children & Implementation Procedures
4. British Wrestling (BWA LSO)
6. British Wrestling Codes, Ethics & Responsibilities
7. Template 4 Incident Reporting
8. Template 5 Parental Consent for British Wrestling Activities
9. Template 9 Use of Photographs & Recording Images (Parent & Young Person)
10. Child Safeguarding Complaints Procedure
11. British Wrestling – Safeguarding Secure Storage & Handling Guidance
12. Appendix H – British Wrestling 1st Aid Advice to Clubs
Safeguarding Checklist – Away Day Competitions or Events
Safeguarding Checklist – Overnight Stays
Safeguarding Checklist – Travelling Abroad