Developing and Implementing a Church Safety Policy

Developing and Implementing a Church Safety Policy

These are resources for researching, creating and enforcing a church safe conduct policy.

Further Reading (click to view)

Root, Andrew. Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry, (Intervarsity Press, 2007)

What Boundaries Do You Have With Your Youth?, Andrew Noe

Ask Rooted:  How Do You Set and Keep Emotional Boundaries in Youth Ministry?,

Draw The Line: Relational Boundaries for Safe Youth Ministry, Christianity Today

National Resources (click to view)

Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

*Search online by State for specifics to your location.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Youth Serving Organizations, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Denominational Resources (click to view)

Baptist Conference New England: Safety & Security Resources

Episcopal Church: Safe Church

New England Lutheran Synod: Safe Church Resources

Presbyterian Church USA: Child Protection Policy

United Church of Christ Abuse Prevention Resources

United Church of Christ: Making Our Churches Safe

United Methodist Church: Safe Sanctuaries General Guidelines and Policies

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Safe Environment

Sample Training Outline (click to view)

Safe Conduct Training Presentation,

Sample Resource for Background Screenings/Online Training (click to view)

Protect My Ministry


Tools (click to view)

Safe Conduct Workbench, Insurance Board

Creating a Safe Church Policy, Safe Church Ministry

Promulgating and Implementing Church Safety Guidelines Training Module (click to view)

Yale Youth Ministry Institute