2.4 VOLUNTEER SCREENING
2.4.1 WRSA is committed to creating and maintaining a sport environment in which all participants are provided protection against known child abusers or people with serious criminal records. Implementation of the following policy will minimize liability for our WRSA Volunteers at all levels of Soccer.
2.4.2 In keeping with this policy, WRSA requires that all team officials, listed on an Official Team Roster, on any team participating in any programs organized by the Westman Regioanl Soccer Association, must be Child Abuse Registry cleared, hereinafter referred to as “CAR cleared” and “Criminal Record Search Certificate cleared”, hereinafter referred to as “CPIC cleared”. All CAR’s and CPIC’s shall be valid for 36 months from the date of completion on the forms. When a team official registers within WRSA's programs for the first time within a the region, they must adhere to the requirements of this Volunteer Screening Policy. Each subsequent season, the team official must sign a waiver that states their status of a cleared CAR and CPIC has not changed until their screening has expired. Team official(s) that will be traveling with teams to out-of-town tournaments and/or CSA competitions must adhere to the volunteer screening policies of the MSA and/or the CSA.
2.4.3 All team officials listed on an official team roster must be CAR & CPIC cleared or have signed their waiver, prior to the starting date of the Indoor/Outdoor Season. Member Communities / Clubs will be responsible to oversee that this policy is adhered to. WRSA will create an Appeal Committee to deal with any appeals arising from CAR & CPIC issues. All Appeal hearings must be held in absolute strict confidence. The appellant is responsible for providing any documentation needed to explain why his/her past record/behavior should be a non-issue in determining their ability to participate in the sport. There will also be a final right of appeal to the WRSA Appeal Committee.
2.4.4 All Member Communities / Clubs are encouraged to establish appropriate procedures for implementing the policies and procedures described above. This policy will be reasonably applied in due consideration of the applicable circumstances.
2.4.5 WRSA reserves the right to request copies of any team official’s CAR or CPIC at any time. Failure to produce a copy within 10 business days or having a team official participate with expired volunteer screening may result in disciplinary action against the team official and Member Community / Club.