Welcome to Part 10 of 10 in our series on child abuse and neglect. After completing the original nine-part series on child abuse and neglect, I began to search online for sample policies to link to for additional resources. I found quite a few. Many were very similar, and rather than reproduce them all here, I have compiled one singular sample policy which includes elements of many of the policies reviewed.
Before getting to the specific sample policy on reporting suspected neglect and abuse, I wanted to share other sections included in many of the general safety and security policies that I reviewed. They included:
- Required Screening for Volunteers
- Rules Regarding Transportation of Children
- Rules Regarding Overnight Activities
- How the Church should Respond to Allegations of Abuse Within the Church
If you are compiling a comprehensive policy manual, you will likely want to include these sections in addition to the sample policy on reporting below. Continue reading