Helping Athlete Safety Policies and Practices Take Root
Federal law directs the U.S. Center for SafeSport to maintain an office for audit and compliance. The goal of this office is to ensure all Olympic and Paralympic organizations execute consistent and rigorous policies to prevent and respond to sexual, physical, and emotional abuse of athletes.
Our audit and compliance activities help keep organizations and individuals in more than 50 sports accountable for protecting individuals throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Movement from abuse and misconduct.
Our Frequently Asked Questions includes answers to many questions you may have about audit and compliance.
Regular and Random NGB Audits
We reinforce accountability through two types of audits of National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).
We regularly publish final audit reports and any required corrective actions to inform the public of the athlete safety compliance status of the USOPC and each NGB in the Movement.
Activities and Resources That Support Compliance
We help NGBs inspire positive culture change for the more than 11 million members of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. To that end, we provide resources and personal assistance to support their efforts—at grassroots and elite levels alike—to keep their sport free of abuse.
Our compliance development staff help NGBs with policy development and audit preparation. We also help them better understand and implement the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) and its requirements and recommendations for education, training, and one-on-one interactions between adults and minor athletes.
Audit and compliance resources are available on our NGB Services portal. Email us with questions, or contact your NGB if you require access to portal resources.