The Safeguarding Section confidentially receives all reports concerning non-accidental violence, harassment and/or abuse as defined in the FIG Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding and protecting participants in gymnastics.
It performs an initial analysis of any complaints, denouncements and acts brought to its attention that may constitute a breach any applicable laws, sports rules or codes of ethics or conduct.
Where an investigation is required, it determines the appropriate manner and individuals to conduct it. Where the conduct at issue potentially violates criminal or civil laws, it determines the appropriate jurisdiction(s) in which to take judicial action, if needed or warranted.
To the extent necessary and appropriate, the Safeguarding Section works with external experts best-suited to handle the issue under review with the appropriate care and skills.