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Adventist Child Protection Plan




RESOURCE PAGE

This is a resource page for pastors and church leaders dealing seeking to implement the Child Protection Plan in churches. The information is taken from Adventist Risk Management website


THE GENERAL PLAN

Safeguarding Children - Church should be a safe place to bring our children. Everyone involved with children who are minors must meet all Church and legal standards and requirements. In order to safeguard our children, churches are encouraged to adopt policies that would provide a measure of safety and protection for children. Such policies should include the following:

  • a. Two-Adult Policy - Have two adults present in children’s classrooms or activities.
  • b. Open Door - Discourage private or one-on-one contact and encourage an open-door policy in all situations. Where an open door is not possible, station a second adult at the door.
  • c. Volunteer Screening - Have all volunteers complete a volunteer information form, check their references, and, if required by law, do a police background check.
  • d. Six-Month Policy - Require a waiting period of six months for newly baptized or transferring members who have indicated a willingness to work with children.
  • e. Training - Provide regular training for teachers and volunteers to help them understand and protect children and how to nurture their faith.

Local church leaders should consult with the conference in order to ascertain conference procedures and requirements, including local legal requirements for individuals working with children. Source: 2010 Church Manual pages. 167 - 168


ENGLISH HANDOUTS

HERE ARE TWO VIDEOS WE PREPARED TO SHOW IN CHURCHES OR TRAINING OF LEADERS:


WHO TO CALL FOR VETTING? -- Info to come

WHO TO CALL FOR REPORT? -- Info to come


FRENCH & SPANISH HANDOUTS