Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth, and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.
Prior to working in the youth and/or children ministry (or any area including other vulnerable people), workers must undergo child protection safety training. Comprehensive training on issues of child sexual abuse in church settings shall be required for all clergy, paid staff, and volunteers (e.g., youth group leaders) who regularly supervise activities for children, youth, and other vulnerable people. This training will be offered at least annually.
In order to become certified at St. Philip's you must:
- Read and complete our Safe Sanctuary application
- Grant permission to conduct a background check
- Complete the training presentation, including the quiz at the end
- Affirm your 1-year Covenant to safeguard all children placed under your care
You need to complete the training presentation and pass the quiz (with a passing score of 80% or better) once, every two years. You will also be asked to complete an Annual Renewal Form (short form) once per year, as well.