As a denomination, congregations are being encouraged (and in many cases required for liability insurance) to adopt Child Protection Policy. The Central Leadership Team is currently reviewing one. We wanted to share it with you, Child Protection Policy Template.
As with any policy, there are always clauses that seem to not take into consideration specifics of local practices, needs of particular congregations. So when we say we are “reviewing” this policy, one of our members Hope Anderson, the director of the Pennington Preschool is engaging with her colleagues to see where this particular policy may create problems with congregational life. She’s looking at it from a variety of angles and would relish your input.
Please take time to read and consider emailing Hope with your thoughts – firstname.lastname@example.org