Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries Resources from October 7 Bi-District (Roanoke/Staunton) Training


Safe Sanctuaries: Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Church and Youth by Joy T. Melton.  Contact your District Office to obtain a copy for your church


Training Presentation by Debbie Brown October 7, 2021

VAUMC Safe Sanctuaries Webpage (includes information on background checks using Screening One for staff and volunteers)

VAUMC Policy for the Protection of Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults (includes sample forms or volunteers, parents, and youth)

Sample Safe Sanctuaries Policy for Small Membership Church

Sample Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Roamer Rules from UMC Discipleship Ministries

Indicators of Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation

Adult Protective Services Data

Safe Sanctuaries:  Inclusion and Hospitality for LGBTQ Youth from UMC Discipleship Ministries

Sample Child Safety Release Form