Risk Management

Welcome to PA West Soccer’s Online Risk Management Program & Background Checking System!

To Access PA West Soccer’s Online Risk Management Portal – Click Here

Instructions for using the PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System:  Click Here (pdf)

State Law Change Affects All Clubs

The PA Child Protective Services Law changed effective January 1, 2015.  The change no longer permits organizations like PA West Soccer to conduct background checks through a third party provider.  All background checks must be completed using the provider designated by PA per the requirements of the law.  Individuals fall into two categories…paid and volunteer…and each has its own set of required clearances. All individuals must upload the required documents into the PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System (link to the portal and additional info at the bottom of the page).

Volunteers must provide the following:

-State Police Criminal Record Check

-PA Child Abuse History Clearance

-if PA resident for at least 10 continuous years…a complete and notarized Volunteer affidavit

-if PA resident for less than 10 continuous years…FBI Criminal Background Check

Volunteers whose risk status has expired or expires prior to July 1, 2015 must provide the documents to participate this spring.  Volunteers with an approved risk status expiring July 1, 2015 or later can participate this spring with their current status but will be required to comply with the law beginning July 1, 2015.

Individuals who are paid to oversee the children/have direct contact with children must provide the following:

-State Police Criminal Record Check

-PA Child Abuse History Clearance

-FBI Criminal Background Check

Individuals who are paid are required to comply with the law immediately.

 

How To Obtain Your Background Checks

PA State Police Report: PA State Police Criminal Record Checks cost approximately 10.00 and can be obtained online by visiting the State Police web site – Click Here.

Child Abuse History Report: PA Child Abuse History Clearances may be made online – Click Here  The cost is approximately 10.00.

FBI Criminal Background Check: To request an FBI Fingerprint Clearance (approximate cost-27.50): Click Here   Please note: This link will take you to the page managed by Cogent for the state of PA to help individuals attain an FBI clearance.  Please select the Department of Public Welfare link as your option.

Volunteer Qualification Affidavit (PDF): Click Here

 

How To Receive Approval – PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System

Step 1 – Obtain the required documents from the appropriate agencies.

Step 2 – Upload the required documents into the PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System

PA West Soccer coaches, referees, and volunteers are required to comply with the Child Protective Services law. Please upload copies of your required documents into your record in the PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System. Using this system you’ll create an application and upload your documents into your admin record.  You’ll use your current login info if you have an account in our online registration system; if you don’t have an account you’ll need to create one.

Instructions for using the PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System:  Click Here (pdf)

PA West Soccer Criminal Background Check Policy

PA West Soccer Zero Tolerance Risk Management Policy

If you need Assistance or have questions, please contact the PA West Soccer State Office via email at  stateoffice@pawest-soccer.org or by phone at 412-856-8011