Safe4Athletes

Site name

Strategic Plan

OUR MISSION

Advocate for athlete welfare where every athlete is provided a safe and positive environment free of abuse, bullying and harassment.

Our Vision

Our vision is a society in which….

We Value

Our Strategies

  1. Encourage efforts by national sports organizations to develop online and other educational materials for parents, coaches and athletes on the issue of athlete welfare and safety
  2. Develop models and advocate for the adoption of coach codes of conduct and sports organization policies prohibiting professional misconduct
  3. Monitor and publish the results of surveys indicating the progress of sports organization regarding the adoption of coach-athlete misconduct policies and procedures
  4. Ensure that open amateur sports athletes have an effective appeal process in the event their local sports organizations are not capable of fair adjudication
  5. Monitor misconduct cases to ensure that guilty offending coaches are banned from continued work with athletes in other clubs and athletic organizations act sensitively and responsibly in handling athlete complaints
  6. Direct abused athletes to places where they can obtain professional help in dealing with psychological and other mental health issues
  7. Act as a clearinghouse to help parents and athletes find the resources they need to deal with their particular situations
  8. Sustain a social media initiative to connect concerned and/or abused athletes with Safe4Athletes advisers for the purpose of promoting policy advocacy and availability of referral services.

Goals and Objectives

GOAL #1 – NATIONAL ADVOCATE 

To advocate for the adoption of athlete welfare and safety policies and laws that effectively address sports  leader-athlete sexual abuse and other misconduct.

GOAL #2 - EXPERT EDUCATOR

To develop educated coaches, sports organization staff, athletes, parents  and volunteers committed to preventing and addressing coach-athlete sexual abuse and other forms of misconduct.

GOAL #3 – COUNSELING RESOURCE

To assist athletes affected by coach-athlete sexual abuse and other misconduct to access counseling and receive fair adjudication.

GOAL #4 - SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER

Acquire the resources necessary to achieve organizational objectives.

GOAL #5 - EXCELLENT STEWARD

Manage internal resources in a cost effective manner to ensure service quality and the public’s trust