The U.S All Star Federation strongly encourages parents, participants and other persons affiliated with All Star to communicate violations to the U.S. All Star Federation SafeSport Code, allegations and suspicions of child physical and sexual abuse and other conduct inconsistent with the policies set forth to protect athletes to the All Star Program's owner or program administrator immediately, and if appropriate or required, to local law enforcement and the US.All Star Federation.
Step 1 ~ Read the entire document
Step 2 ~ Understand the Law
Step 3 ~ Understanding the Proactive Policies
- SafeSport Policy
- USCSS- SafeSport Policy Document
- USASF Professional Responsibility Code
- Sexual Abuse and Prevention Policy
- USASF Electronic Communication Policy
- Addressing Bullying
Step 4 ~ Reports to Law Enforcement and/or Child Protective Services
All states have mandatory reporting laws requiring persons holding certain positions to report suspicions of sexual or physical abuse of a minor.
In most cases, suspicions or allegations of child physical or sexual abuse must be reported to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. A compilation of information on when a person must make a report to law enforcement authorities can be found at:
- www.childwelfare gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/manda.cfm
- www.childwelfare gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/state/
In some cases an employee or volunteer may be hesitant about reporting suspected abuse because they are unsure about the credibility of the person making the allegation, are unsure about the credibility or validity of the facts on which the allegations are based or are concerned about the potential consequences of a false report. It is critical that employees and/or volunteers not attempt to evaluate the credibility or validity of child physical or sexual abuse allegations as a condition for, or prior to, reporting their concerns.
Step 5 ~ Reports to U.S. All Star Federation may be made by
- Completing an online report
- Reports of Child Abuse and Misconduct or Sexual Abuse and Misconduct
- Policy Violations
- Emailing SafeSport@usasf.net
- Calling 901-231-1952