Contained here is the Safe Sanctuaries Policy of The Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church. These are the Mandatory Standards that all churches within The Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church must find compliance with by June 30, 2008 as voted at Annual Conference meeting 2007.
Feel free to use these as guides as you develop the policies for your local congregation.
For additional help in crafting Safe Sanctuaries Policies for your local church we highly recommend Safe Sanctuaries, Reducing the Risk of Child Abuse in the Church, by Joy Thornburg Melton. It is available through Disipleship Ministries/Upper Room here.
The book to identify issues related to Safe Sanctuaries for Youth, Reducing the Risk of Abuse in Youth Ministries, by Joy Thornburg Melton is available at this link.
The Kentucky Conference Media Library does have a DVD and VHS copy of Safe Sanctuaries for Children and Youth available...
Contact Beth Dixon at email@example.com or (800) 530-7236 to reserve.