Coaches, volunteers, staff and officials can help prevent child sexual abuse in their sports organizations. Adhering to written policies and procedures can help create a positive and safe environment.
Whether or not your youth sports team is legally obligated to follow the Safe Sport Authorization Act, you may consider applying its requirements to protect those in your program. This article briefly outlines the act’s specifications, the types of organizations required to follow its mandates, and resources for obtaining additional information and training.
Follow these steps to make sure that your children are safe this sports season:
Step 1: Read these articles on how to be prepared as a parent
Step 2: Sign up and take free courses through the U.S Center for SafeSport on the issues of misconduct in sports and how to help you as a parent ensure your children have a positive and safe sport experience.