WGI Participant Abuse Prevention Policy (PAPP)

In a continuing effort to make participant protection central to the mission of our organization, WGI will enforce the WGI Participant Abuse Prevention Policy (PAPP) Requirements. This is the latest step in a muti-layered strategy to prevent, identify, and respond to misconduct. 

In partnership with the U.S. Center for SafeSport, Participant Abuse Prevention Policy (PAPP) Requirements were adopted by the board of directors in 2021 as best practices for WGI and all groups participating in events and activities. Compliance with all WGI Participant Protection Policies is mandatory for all active groups and monitored through regular and random audits.

The WGI Participant Abuse Prevention Policy (PAAPP) Requirements include four subjects with required model policies that participating groups must incorporate into their organization’s internal policies and practices for adults in regular contact with or authority over participants: 

    • One-on-One Interactions
    • Locker Rooms and Changing Areas
    • Social Media and Electronic Communications
    • Travel

Scholastic groups can fulfill this requirement by using the existing policies of a school district or educational institution; however, if the school district or education institution does not have such policies in place, the scholastic group must comply with the WGI requirement like independent groups. 

Should you have any questions, please communicate with the WGI office at office@wgi.org or by calling (937) 247-5919.