Safe Sanctuary. Wesley Freedom’s Abuse Prevention Policy. The Abuse Prevention Policy is intended to protect three groups of people:. Our Children and Youth Our Church Our Volunteers. Role of Parents and Congregation.
Wesley Freedom’s Abuse Prevention Policy
Prior to service complete:
Annually complete by September 30
Every 5 years authorize:
12 month break, complete everything again
Wear badge when serving
Prior to service and annually must complete:
Must be paired with a Regular Worker
Must not be left alone with or in charge of children or youth
Prior to service and annually must:
Must always be supervised by an adult.
Must never be left alone with a child or youth.
Crimes of violence involving a family member or child, abuse or sexual abuse.
Crimes requiring registration on or reporting to a sex offender website.
Permission forms are available for older sibling or designated adult to sign in or out.
It is recommended that youth sign themselves in for all activities.
Conform as much as possible. Depending on nature, duration, and location of activity
No-coed rooms. 2 adults or adults and youth separated. Adults and youth in separate beds. Transgender rooms if requested
Approved workers. 2 non-related adults or caravan. Wait for parents outside vehicle. Cell phones.
There will be additional training prior to trips and events
Recommended adult-to-child ratios:
Reasonable supervision. Parents or guardians are expected to provide supervision to the Children and Youth attending the event.
CC Dept. Of Social Services 410-386-3434 www.dhr.state.md.us
*This information will be provided in your leadership materials.