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Child Safety

Child Safety is one of the largest concerns for a church. Churches have both a spiritual duty to ensure the safety of their children, as well as a legal and ethical duty imposed by law. 


CLICK HERE for a one-page Fact Sheet on Child Safety (filled with great resources for your church)  


The following videos and documents will help you understand the basics of child safety for your church:

  • Introduction to our Child Safety Fact Sheet and Resources [VIDEO]
  • Child Safety Policy Manual - What needs to be in our Manual?  [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Vetting Potential Workers (both paid and volunteers) - Applications [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Vetting Potential Workers (both paid and volunteers) - Background Checks [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Vetting Potential Workers (both paid and volunteers) - Reference Checks [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Vetting Potential Workers (both paid and volunteers) - Interviews [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Training New Workers [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Supervision of Childcare Workers [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Identification System for Picking Up Children - What do I need to do? [VIDEO #1] [VIDEO #2][WORD]
  • Recognizing Child Abuse [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Reporting Child Abuse [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Preventing Child Abuse - Two-Adult Rule [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Preventing Child Abuse - Bathroom Usage Policy [VIDEO] [WORD]
  • Preventing Child Abuse - Entry Points to the Childcare Facility & Windows on Doors [VIDEO] [WORD] 


As you develop a Child Safety Policy Manual, you can use the Baptist General Convention of Texas' Sample Child Safety Policy Manual as a guide to help you.


Additionally, here are links to some other resources for churhces from other websites:

Safety & Security Manual (from the Baptist Convention of Maryland and Deleware)

Guidelines for Youth Protection Training (from the Boy Scouts of America)

How to Report Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of a Child (from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services)


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