The Professional Softball Club, Inc. is the parent company of the ASBA, ASBA Futures, ASBA Shop, and ASBA Network.
The Professional Softball Club, Inc. REQUIRES all members to report known or suspected child abuse. No supervisor or administrator may impede or inhibit an individual’s reporting or subject the reporter to any sanction for making the report. The Professional Softball Club, Inc. verifies that all members have never been convicted of a sex-related or child abuse offense according to NSOPW.gov (National Sex Offender Public Website).
WHEN REPORTING ABUSE IS REQUIRED:
Any member who has knowledge of or observes a person under the age of 18 years whom he or she knows or reasonably suspects has been the victim of child abuse or neglect must report the suspected incident. The reporter must contact a local “child protective services” office or law enforcement immediately or as soon as practically possible by telephone, and shall comply with subsequent reporting to satisfy investigation concerning the incident.
ABUSE THAT MUST BE REPORTED:
Physical injury inflicted by other than accidental means on a child.
Sexual abuse meaning sexual assault or sexual exploitation of a child.
Neglect meaning the negligent treatment, lack of treatment, or the maltreatment of a child by a person responsible for the child’s welfare under circumstances indicating harm or threatened harm to the child’s health or welfare.
Willful harming or injuring or endangering a child meaning a situation in which any person inflicts, or willfully causes or permits a child to suffer, unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering, or causes or permits a child be placed in a situation in which the child or child’s health is endangered.
Unlawful corporal punishment or injury willfully inflicted upon a child and resulting in a traumatic condition.
All reports of suspected child abuse or neglect MUST be made to any police department or sheriff’s department (not including a school district police or security department), county probation department, if designated by the county to receive mandated reports, or the county welfare department.
IMMUNITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF REPORTER AND OF ABUSE REPORTS:
Persons who report suspected child abuse have immunity from criminal or civil liability for reporting as required or authorized by law. The identity of a reporter is confidential and disclosed only among agencies receiving or investigating reports, and other designated agencies. Reports are confidential and may be disclosed only to specified persons and agencies. Any violation of confidentiality is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment, fine, or both.
PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REPORT ABUSE
Any member who fails to make a required report will be terminated immediately and subject to local jurisdiction.