Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
Several writers contribute to this helpful download focused on keeping children safe while they are in church facilities. Topics include how arrival and departure procedures influence guests, how to implement procedures that send a clear message that child safety is a priority, and what legal issues, such as liability, surround child safety. Other helps are a tool for evaluating safety procedures and a form to use when a non-parent is retrieving children. A list for parents explains their role in the entire childcare process. Additionally, “thought provokers” conclude several sections of the resource. Suggestions for using the information in your congregation and a list of web resources are also given. This practical and accessible resource can be used by clergy and laity from a variety of religious traditions. It can serve as a discussion starter or as a how-to for implementing child safety procedures.