The USA Curling SafeSport Handbook has been developed to protect athletes, volunteers, and staff while participating in events conducted under the auspices of the USCA, including championships, curling camps, and educational clinics. It also applies to individuals who have been certified by the USCA as a coach, instructor, official, or ice maker and are functioning in that capacity either within their club or at a bonspiel or other event. All member clubs are encouraged to use this program as a foundation for club-specific abuse and harassment policies and procedures, as the entire curling community must work cooperatively to promote an environment that is free from such behaviors.
The USA Curling SafeSport Handbook goes into full effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Prior to that time, it is recommended that all individuals participating in USA Curling programs and events comply with the policy and procedures outlined in this document.