At the next OUSA Board meeting on 11/29, there will be a motion to approve a policy on abuse and misconduct. The policy will define and prohibit abuse and misconduct in our sport, say who is required to report misconduct, and update the requirements for who needs to take the SafeSport training.
OUSA members are asked to please review the draft proposal
, and make comments in the draft or send comments to me.
I will collect comments at this page
Please note that our obligations under a new federal law
* Any adult that we authorize to interact with minor or amateur athletes must report suspected child abuse within our programs; that report must be made within 24 hours. ("We" = OUSA or a member club)
* We are required to develop and enforce policies, mechanisms and procedures to prevent, report and respond to the abuse of minor or amateur athletes.
* We are required to develop and provide training to all adult members who are in regular contact with minor athletes and (subject to parental consent) to members who are minors, regarding the prevention and reporting of child abuse.
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