SAFE SANCTUARIES PARTICIPATION COVENANT STATEMENT
First United Methodist Church - Georgetown, Texas
The congregation of First United Methodist Church is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children, youth, workers, and volunteers who participate in ministries and activities sponsored by the church. The following policy statements reflect our congregation’s commitment to preserving this church as a holy place of safety and protection for all who would enter and as a place in which all people can experience the love of God through relationships with others.
1. No adult who has been convicted of child abuse (either sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, or ritual abuse) should volunteer to work with children or youth in any church-sponsored activity.
2. Adult volunteers with children, youth or vulnerable adults shall observe the “Two Adult Rule” at all times so that no adult is left alone with children, youth or vulnerable adults on a routine basis.
3. Adult volunteers with children, youth and vulnerable adults shall attend regular training and educational events provided by the church to keep volunteers informed of church policies and state laws regarding child abuse.
4. Adult volunteers shall immediately report to their supervisor any behavior that seems abusive or inappropriate.
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