On Feb. 14, 2018, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law and became effective immediately. The legislation is available for download here. The U.S. Center for SafeSport has released a fact sheet about the legislation, and here is a video PSA about the Center.
In addition to these aforementioned resources, Players First partner Player’s Health has released a video (below, and linked here) to easily explain to clubs, coaches and parents what’s expected of them in this SafeSport Authorization Act.
Here is additional detail on the specific mandatory reporting of child abuse requirements included in the new legislation, which can also be found – among other details – on US Club Soccer’s Child/Sexual Abuse Prevention web page:
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