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#1. Who should follow our Child Protection and Health and Safety procedures?
Only Pastors and Staff
Only Children’s Ministry Serve Teams
All Serve Team Members and staff
#2. When working with children, what is the best practice for check in?
Have a paper sign in sheet.
Have a manned check-in station with child name tags and parent tags
Give a high five to parents and kids - who needs a check in anyway?
Use your memory and knowledge of your families for attendance and check out.
#3. What is the two adult rule?
Two adults plan all church activities.
Any two adults can supervise church activities involving minors.
Two screened adults should supervise all church activities involving minors
You only need two screened adults to supervise activities at the church, not offsite
#4. If you meet one to one with a minor...
Meet in a location with the doors closed and blinds drawn.
Take place in a location where the two adult rule/line of sight rules can be applied.
Don't tell the parents anything, everything is confidential.
If the young person is expressing same sex attraction, just wing it and meet with them without the guidance of your Campus Pastor.
#5. If a child tells you about, or shows signs of suspected abuse, what should you do?
Tell your best friend or someone you trust.
Tell all your Serve Team members.
Tell your Ministry Lead, then the Lead Pastor if they recommend a report should be made.
Ask them as many questions as you can to get full details about the abuse.
#6. If an adult, that can advocate for themselves, tells you of potential abuse, what do you do?
Encourage them to take action themselves to ensure their safety.
Make a report to Adult Protective Services.
Make a report to the Office of Children’s Services
Encourage them to keep it a secret.
#7. If someone is injured and they require medical attention, what do you do?
Blame the person for their accident to make sure you don’t get into trouble.
Panic and run away!
Persuade the person to not report the accident.
Care for the person then let your ministry lead know and fill out an Injury Report Form
#8. If someone is acting in a way that seems suspicious. What should you do?
Let your security team, ministry lead or manager know so you can get assistance.
Confront them immediately.
Make a citizens arrest.
#9. If the security team call for a lock down, what should you do?
Lock doors and flash the lights to let people know you need assistance.
Keep doors unlocked so help can reach you.
Lock the doors and ask everyone in the room to call emergency services.
Lock doors, turn off lights, close shades and quietly move away from the door and wait for help.
#10. What should you do if you have to evacuate the building with children?
Randomly send unaccompanied children out of the door while you look for other kids.
Grab your check in sheet and make account for all children before you begin to leave the classroom.
Gather the children and wait in the classroom for their parents.
Leave the kids, it’s everone for themselves!