SAFE SPORT ACT
As reports of sexual abuse in amateur sport made headlines in the 2010s, it had become clear: America deserved a safer sport culture. To achieve this, a new paradigm anchored by a new organization would be needed. From this need, the U.S. Center for SafeSport was created.
The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 authorized the U.S. Center for SafeSport, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, as the nation’s safe sport organization designed to help abuse prevention, education, and accountability take root in every sport, on every court. Dedicated solely to ending sexual, physical, and emotional abuse on behalf of athletes everywhere.
HOW TO REPORT
If you suspect or have knowledge of potential child abuse, sexual or not, it is up you to take action. In Texas and New Mexico all adults are mandatory reporters. Mandated reporting refers to the legal obligation to report abuse of children and other vulnerable individuals to the local authorities and to the Center for Safe Sport if it’s part of sports participation. It’s quick, it’s easy, you may remain anonymous but most of all it’s important!
USAV Safe Sport Contact–Liani Reyes email@example.com
SURVA Safe Sport Contact–Natasha Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT! All clubs must have a Travel Policy that is Safe Sport legal and sent to parents. If a club does not have one then they must default to the USAV & Safe Sport sample policy here: USAV_SS_Club_Sample_Travel_Policy
Below are links to important documents and information. Additionally, we have included a quick reference guide with key highlights.
Click below to download important documents associated with SafeSport.
The Core SafeSport training is considered adult content and should not be taken by a child unless consent is provided. If you would like to have your child watch & receive SafeSport training status please use the link below.
Link to SafeSport Parental Consent-https://fs28.formsite.com/USAVolleyball/SSConsentform/index.html