U.S. Figure Skating strives to provide a safe environment for its members that is free of misconduct and harassment. The association will not tolerate or condone any form of harassment or misconduct 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 misconduct are unacceptable and in direct conflict with U.S. Figure Skating rules.
The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program addresses the following types of misconduct:
· Sexual misconduct
· Physical misconduct
· Emotional misconduct
· Bullying, threats and harassment
· Willfully tolerating misconduct
All individuals, regardless of membership with U.S. Figure Skating, are encouraged to report suspected violations of SafeSport.
1. To report a suspected violation of the SafeSport Policy, that does not involve Sexual Misconduct, click here.
2. Allegations of Sexual Misconduct should be reported directly to the U.S. Center for Safe Sport. To report suspected Sexual Misconduct, click here.
If you have questions about the SafeSport program, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-635-5200. Reports of suspected violation should be filed on the form above.
U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a national nonprofit organization providing education, resources and training to promote respect and prevent abuse in sports. Click here to view general information on the U.S. Center of SafeSport. As a member organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Figure Skating has agreed to adhere to the Center’s policies and procedures including the SafeSport Code.
The Center has the exclusive authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations involving sexual misconduct. Click here to report a suspected violation involving Sexual Misconduct.
U.S. FIGURE SKATING SAFESPORT HANDBOOK
As found within the U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Handbook, the SafeSport Program includes policies and guidelines that apply to all U.S. Figure Skating members, clubs, programs, events and activities and involves several key components:
We all can play a role in preventing abuse and reducing misconduct in sport. The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program provides resources for all members to identify abuse and misconduct, steps that can be taken to reduce it and procedures to respond to it.
The SafeSport Program also includes required training of coaches and select U.S. Figure Skating volunteers, officials and staff members on recognizing and reducing circumstances for potential misconduct to occur; information on U.S. Figure Skating's mandatory screening and background check program; the procedures for reporting suspected misconduct (including protections from any retaliation or repercussions for such reporting and procedures for disciplinary action for failure to appropriately report and for making a false report); the procedures and means by which U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs and programs should respond to allegations of misconduct; and how U.S. Figure Skating and its member clubs can implement this program to help ensure its effectiveness.