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, among others, 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. For a complete list of Covered Individuals, see Section 1 of the USA Curling SafeSport Handbook. 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 program went into full effect on Jan. 1, 2014. All Covered Individuals are required to comply with the policy and procedures outlined in this document, which is updated from time to time. Covered Individuals are also required to abide by relevant policies and procedures of the US Center for SafeSport, as outlined in the USA Curling SafeSport Handbook.

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About the US Center for SafeSport

As a member National Governing Body of the United States Olympic Committee, USA Curling is required to adhere to the SafeSport rules and regulations of the USOC. This includes complying with policies and procedures of the  US Center for SafeSport, which opened its doors in March 2017. The focus of the Center is to provide services in two areas – the administration of SafeSport Training and to act as an independent party to investigate and resolve allegations of sexual misconduct against any person within the jurisdiction of the national governing bodies, including USA Curling. More information about the US Center for SafeSport can be found at https://safesport.org/