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Safe Sport

Risk Management & Criminal Record Checks

Risk management allows organizations to identify and assess possible sources of harm and take steps to decrease or prevent them from occurring. It must include evidence of procedures, processes and documents which show an organization’s commitment to maintaining the safety and wellbeing of all of the game's participants.

While it is not possible to eliminate all the risks involved in playing, coaching, or administering sport, BC Soccer is committed to reducing the risks associated with soccer in the province.

Criminal Record Checks (CRC'S)

BC Soccer Rule 17

All BC Soccer directors and every volunteer or employee of BC Soccer or an affiliated BC Soccer organization aged 19 years or older must have completed a Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check on file in accordance with BC Soccer’s Criminal Record Check Policy.  We also have a Criminal Record Check Compliance Report, and an Affiliated Organization CRC Report Compliance Template.

Resources for Members & Affiliated Organizations - Setting up Accounts with Acceptable Providers:

BC Soccer accepts the following providers for Criminal Record Checks / Vulnerable Sector Checks:

1: RCMP or Local Police Detachment

This is a manual process; no account is required. Please find a templated letter to provide to your volunteers in the Criminal Record Checks Procedures and Good Practice Guides & Templates Package.

3: The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has a Criminal Records Review Program Information Package, updated in July of 2019.

4: Sterling Backcheck Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC)

Organizations can set up their online account by visiting Here, organizations will be provided the opportunity to pay the fee for their volunteers and/or employees who require an Enhanced Police Information Check.

Risk Management Resources

You’ll find helpful risk management resources from the Provincial Government’s BC Handbook for Action on Child Abuse and Neglect.  The Respect In Sport Group has several useful on-line programs including “The Educated Parent”, in addition to the Respect In Sport For Activity Leaders program.