We're asking some questions about procedures as we update our Church Safety Policy. Any advice or direction or resources to help would be appreciated.
1. Are background checks necessary each year for volunteers?
2. We ask every volunteer to sign the Church Safety Policy each year. Some volunteers have been signing the same policy statement for several years now, even though the policy has not been updated. We're considering moving to a procedure that would require a signature when first volunteering, but only if the policy updates in the future, or if the volunteer switches posiitions to a different ministry whithin the church. Thoughts?
3. We're updating protection policies for posting pictures of parishioners, especially children, on our website. What's the current thinking on that? We don't post names by policy already.
Jim Buss, Elder