Child Safety in the Church

Caring for the safety and wellness of children and youth in the church is both our responsibility and our privilege. Below you will find samples of policies and procedures (offered by the Guide One Insurance Company) to assist your congregation in caring for children and youth as Christ would have us do so:

Example from Westminster Presbyterian Church

Example from First Presbyterian Church of Liverpool

For a summary of state laws on Clergy as Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse, go to http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/clergymandated.cfm

For a New York State-specific website, go to http://www.bsc-cdhs.org/mr/default2.html