Audit and Compliance

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).

Administrative Audits

To assess an NGB’s athlete safety structure and whether its relevant policies and procedures meet Center-sanctioned standards and requirements.

Event Audits

To assess how policies and procedures protecting athletes are applied in event settings, ranging from practices to camps to competitions.

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.

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