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Protecting the kids in your care

Expert advice for protecting the church’s children against sexual abuse and bullying — plus, how to mitigate internet-use risks What are the biggest risks and liabilities facing churches in the area of protecting children? Alex Smith: Allegations of sexual abuse are the greatest risk and liability.  Also, complacency — saying, ‘We’ve always done it this […]

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4 tips for increased church childcare safety

Help protect your church’s youngest members by taking these steps By Elizabeth Norman Childcare centers and preschools at churches across the nation are experiencing rapid growth right now — in fact, many of them are at capacity and even require waiting lists. With this demand, it’s important to remember to revisit procedures to help keep […]

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Keeping kids safe and secure: a remote roundtable discussion

Church Executive spoke with experts in the fields of risk management and background checks about best practices associated with the care of children within the church — and how to equip your staff members with the knowledge they need to enact them. What are the biggest risks and liabilities facing churches in the area of […]

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Be aware & proactive

Two esteemed attorneys and industry experts discuss the preeminent problem of child sexual abuse — and what every church leader can do to protect the children in their care Q: Just how big is the issue of sexual abuse in churches? Norris: Every study in the past decade indicates the same reality: the largest settlements […]

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Protecting the Church’s children

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We hear from child protection experts in this Q&A In the role of caring adults, we’re supposed to do all that we can to keep children from harm, and provide a safe place for all. Our panelists discuss the topics and challenges of protecting children within the church environment — and how to establish policies […]

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When Children Are at Risk

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Proactive, proven strategies for protecting the kids in your care   Q: What are the biggest risks and liabilities facing churches in the area of protecting children? D’Ambrosio: The days are over when ordering a background check on a new volunteer was the ultimate ‘extra-mile’ effort of an ultra-careful church. Today, a background check is […]

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Church transportation: survey the safety landscape

Good bus drivers avoid potholes, speedbumps and potentially dangerous conditions on the road.

Church leaders should be just as vigilant about heeding potentially dangerous conditions — for themselves and their precious cargo.

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Protecting children in the church: background check myths

Background screening employees and volunteers is the most effective tool for keeping congregations safe. Yet, most ministries make major mistakes when implementing background check procedures.

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Screening staff and volunteers

Religious organizations are a community within themselves, built on faith and trust.

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Church sued for abuse that occurred at VBS

By Bob Allen A lawsuit filed in Tennessee claims a Baptist church in the state was negligent in allowing a man with a history of complaints about sexual misconduct to volunteer at Vacation Bible School. ASSOCIATED BAPTIST PRESS — A Southern Baptist church in Tennessee is being sued for $2 million by a mother whose […]

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