SafeSport Program

SafeSport Initiative

SafeSport InitiativeU.S. Figure Skating and the Skating Club of Wilmington strive to provide a safe environment for its members that is free of abuse and harassment. The association will not tolerate or condone any form of harassment or abuse of any of its members including athletes, coaches, officials, directors, employees, parents, volunteers or any other persons while they are participating in or preparing for a figure skating activity or event conducted under the auspices of U.S. Figure Skating. All forms of abuse and harassment are unacceptable and in direct conflict with U.S. Figure Skating rules. The Skating Club of Wilmington takes the implementation of the USFS SafeSport Program seriously. We have also joined the USOC Make the Commitment campaign.

The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program addresses the following types of abuse, harassment and misconduct:

Our SafeSport Compliance Chair will do the following:

a) Draft, implement and monitor the SafeSport policies and procedures of SCW

b) Verify that all of the coaches who are engaged in any type of coaching activity with any club skater are in compliance with the USFS coaching membership rules regarding background checks and continuing education requirements

c) Serve as the initial contact in the club for persons to report suspected abuse, misconduct or other violations, and provide direction regarding the complaint reporting structure including directing information to the appropriate USFS committee.

d) Serve as the liaison for the USFS SafeSport Program and work with SCW to facilitate implementation of all aspects of the SafeSport Program including providing information to parents, members and coaches

e) Participate in workshops/webinars as provided by USFS, collect and share information about the SafeSport program and disseminate information on best practices

Please contact Sharon Hatcherson, SCW SafeSport Compliance Chair, with any questions or to report any violations of SafeSport at SafeSportSkateWilm@skatewilm.com

Important Links

a) USFS SafeSport page: http://www.usfigureskating.org/clubs?id=84197

b) USOC Make the Commitment page: http://www.teamusa.org/StopAbuse

c) SafeSport Training: http://training.teamusa.org/brands/details?brandId=6

d) SCW SafeSport Reporting of Incidents: SafeSportSkateWilm@skatewilm.com

e) USFS SafeSport email for questions or to make a report: safesport@usfigureskating.org

The SafeSport Handbook & US Center for Safesport

pdf-icon  Download/Print The Safesport Handbook

pdf-icon  Download/Print US Center For Safesport

USFS Rules Pretaining to SafeSport

pdf-icon Download/Print USFS Rules Pertaining to SafeSport

SafeSport Policies Approved by SCW Board of Directors

U.S. Figure Skating has developed policies for its member clubs to help them address abuse and misconduct if it should occur, and to reduce, monitor and govern areas where potential abuse and misconduct could occur. U.S. Figure Skating recommended that its member clubs adopt the SafeSport policies that are applicable to their club and facility to reduce the risks of potential abuse. Our membership is expected to abide bythese policies. Any violations of the SafeSport policies should be reported to the SCW SafeSport Compliance Officer at SafeSportSkateWilm@skatewilm.com. The SCW Board of Directors adopted the following policies in September 2013:

a) Locker Room Policies Download PDF
b) Travel Guidelines Download PDF
c) Social Media, Mobile and Electronic Communications Download PDF
d) Ice Usage and Etiquette Rules Download PDF
e) Parent Code of Conduct Download PDF
f) Skater Code of Conduct Download PDF
g) Board of Directors Agreement Download PDF
h) Bullying Policy Download PDF
i) Harassment Policy Download PDF
j) Hazing Policy Download PDF