Safe Sanctuaries Training
As Christians, we take our responsibilities to children and youth very seriously. When we neglect to take adequate precautions to protect them from abuse while in our care, we fail in our responsibilities as Christians. We are committed to providing as safe and secure an environment as possible for all children and youth who participate in the ministries and activities sponsored by our church.
Therefore, this “Safe Sanctuaries” policy describes the minimum guidelines to provide a safe, secure environment for ministry to all God’s people, especially children and youth.
All persons who work with children (newborns-17 year olds) in an any capacity must be Safe Sanctuary Certified under Kent Island Methodist Church. Please contact your Your ministry leader who would provide you with all required documents necessary to complete the certification.
First, please contact your ministry leader or the church office (410-643-5361) if you would like to be certified:
- Children's Ministries - Sharon Richter
- Middle School & High School Youth - Brittney Wood
- Nursery - Patti Boyles
Additionally, Annual training in Safe Sanctuaries Policy and Operations will be sponsored by the Safe team at Kent Island United Methodist Church for every adult volunteer interacting with children and employees. In person trainings (replacement of online video) will be held 4 times a year (January, March, June, & September) in which one is mandatory.