Soccer enriches aspects of life and BC Soccer is committed to helping create a culture of “Positive Soccer Experiences” (our vision statement). This cannot occur, without a foundation of safety. The words “Safe Sport” transcend sports injuries, and dangerous equipment or hazardous field conditions. At its core, Safe Sport is about how individuals feel, how they are treated, respected, and valued. Abuse, although rare, can occur in both overt and subtle ways. Neither is acceptable. In this section, we will share the context behind our Safe Sport Response and Plan while providing resources and materials designed to ensure all stakeholders in our game participate in safe and supportive environments. We’ll also share critical contact information to those who feel they are the victims of abuse and maltreatment or have seen potentially abusive situations within their sports environment. This link will direct you to the new ITP Sport confidential and anonymous reporting system, or call the toll-free anonymous and confidential line: 1-800-758-9412
Our Safe Sport Position Statement
BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in. The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.
Play Safe BC
Safety in sport means knowing the difference between belonging and bullying behaviour... and knowing what to do about it.