PROGRESS Wrestling work within the framework of a number of policies and measures, which include: mandatory DBS checks being required for all contractors and UK talent, only accredited people to be permitted backstage and the commitment to have a Lead Safeguarding Officer available for talent and crew. We also work with an independent, safeguarding expert who says:
“I am delighted to be working with the team at PROGRESS Wrestling. Over the last 20 years I have worked with many organisations across a wide range of sectors and supported them to develop robust safeguarding policies and procedures. The ‘Speaking Out’ campaign has added much needed transparency to the world of wrestling promotion, and I am keen to ensure that all concerns raised are addressed in a sensitive but sensible way.
My aim is to work with alongside the team and provide independent guidance and direction on all safeguarding matters, ensuring that PROGRESS is fully compliant with relevant legislation and continues to develop a safeguarding culture which is embraced by all.”