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Protection of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults

Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me." (Matthew 18:5)

At Second Church, we believe God calls us to create a safe and welcoming place for all children, youth and adults. To that end, our staff and volunteers adhere to a robust policy for the protection of children, youth and vulnerable adults, which provides for the following practices:

  • Staff and volunteers who work with children, youth and vulnerable adults must undergo a background check before entering into service and every five years thereafter.
  • Those working with children, youth and vulnerable adults must complete Safe Child training and receive regular training in emergency procedures.
  • Two adult caregivers (employees or volunteers) are present at all times.
  • Written and online communications with children, youth and vulnerable adults must be transparent to other adults.
  • Safe ratios are maintained.
  • Spaces and equipment are maintained in safe order.
  • Injuries and suspected abuse are reported to the proper authorities.

For more detailed information, please review the Policy for the Protection of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults.