This handbook is for pastors and other church leaders to help them respond to and prevent domestic violence.
Preventing Child Abuse will guide churches and nonprofit organizations through the process of designing and implementing child safety policies and procedures.
Don't get caught thinking that a criminal record check is the only screening you need to do.
Sample letters for pastors, churches, and prospective Safe Team Members to be used for Classis Safe Church Team recruiting.
Sample bulletin announcements for recruiting members for a classis Safe Church Team.
A brochure detailing the key elements of the process and what the accused and the accuser need to know.
Guidelines for recruiting and selecting the members of a Safe Church Team.
This document includes all the steps, approximate costs and the organizational structure of a Safe Church Team.
Advocates provide support for claimants through the advisory panel process. This document outlines the role of the advocate.
This chart is from Preventing Child Abuse: A Guide for Churches (Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2003, page 30) will help you apply screening steps to volunteer and staff positions.
This document contains sample interview and screening questions to ask an adult or a minor applying for a volunteer position with your church which will involve working with children and or youth.
This form is for those applying for a volunteer position that involves the supervision, care, or instruction of children and youth. The church can use this form to provide a safe and secure environment for those children and youth who participate in its programs and use its facilities.
Insurance company devoted to reducing the risk of abuse in the church by providing sample child safety policies, insurance coverage, church volunteer training, written and video resources
CLEO provides many services, including booklets on abuse-related topics that are downloadable; example - Elder Abuse: The Hidden Crime
Here is the website of the Safe Church Ministry of the CRCNA with resources to create awareness of abuse and to assist churches and organizations to respond effectively and justly to abuse incidents.
Faith-based organization that provides written and video resources for the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, and church leader misconduct .
This form can be used for situations when children and youth leave the community for a church-related activity or youth are gone overnight for an event.
Bad news never announces that it is coming. Bam...just like that....it's there. I've been occupying the office of Safe Church Ministry for 15 years.