Westside Soccer Club

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse
Mandatory Reporting Policy

On February 14, 2018, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law. The bill amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to extend the duty to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours to all adults who are authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes by a national governing body, a member of a national governing body, or an amateur sports organization that participates in interstate or international amateur athletic competition. For more information on the bill please go to: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s534. To comply with this law all of Westside Soccer Club's board members, administrators, coaches and volunteers complete SafeSport training. SafeSport's website is https://safesport.org/training. Note, ALL athletes turning 18 during the Fall season must also complete the SafeSport training. Please refer to our website's Coaches tab for instructions. Also, if you are a parent looking for resources on keeping your athlete safe, you can access Parent Training at no cost by creating an account at www.athletesafety.org, add the parent training to your bag, and you'll be able to access the training. The Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport is designed for the parents of athletes of all ages. This course explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience.

If you suspect abuse please email abuse-reporting@westsidewarriors.net for instructions.