A Model Policy

A model policy has been prepared which can be adopted by local churches.

Remember that a policy is only good if:

  • it has formally been adopted by the trustees/deacons and church members at a church meeting

  • records (minutes) show the adoption

  • the policy and procedures are signed and dated, with a review date identified

  • trustees/deacons are aware of their responsibilities

  • all staff/volunteers are aware of and understand the policy and procedures

  • training is provided for all staff, volunteers and trustees/deacons

  • regular support and supervision is provided for all workers

  • children and their parents or carers know who to contact if they have any concerns about the conduct of any workers

  • church attendees are aware of their role in safeguarding children within the church

  • the policy and procedures are regularly reviewed and updated

Download the model policy for smaller churches (up to 50 members)

Download the model policy for larger churches (over 50 members)

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