About Safe to Compete

About Safe to Compete

Safe to Compete is a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®, known as NCMEC, that provides access to resources to help youth-sports organizations protect child athletes from sexual abuse. It is the result of a two-day summit hosted by NCMEC and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. Youth-sports organizations and issue experts met to discuss what further steps the industry could take to prevent child sexual abuse. At the summit’s conclusion, organizations expressed a desire for easy access to sport-related child sexual abuse prevention resources. NCMEC stepped up to the challenge with Safe to Compete.

This program aims to:

  • Raise awareness about child sexual abuse in sports
  • Offer easier access to prevention and training resources
  • Provide a platform for discussing the issue and its possible solutions

We hope that you will join us in making every sports environment a place where children are safe to compete.

About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is a private, (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children, including child victims, as well as other professionals.