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Discussion: OUSA misconduct policy

in: Orienteering; General

Oct 10, 2018 10:22 AM # 
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 include:

* 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.

Thank you!
Barbara Bryant
VP Youth Initiatives
Oct 10, 2018 2:44 PM # 
From the US Center for SafeSport:

..our comprehensive online training course is 90 minutes long, and costs $20 per person. This cost provides organizations with technical support and a certificate is issued at the end of the course. The cost also allows us to make the parent course and athlete training resources available for free, which you will have access to. The SafeSport Trained course covers the following topics in-depth:

Mandatory Reporting
Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
Emotional and Physical Misconduct

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