The goal of our child protection policy is to provide an emotionally and physically safe environment in which children can learn about God and in which they can begin to experience true Christian community. Taking a proactive stand for protection is an important way to meet the felt needs of both families and their children who are investigating matters of faith or who are committed Christians looking to the church as an important part of their family life.
Children are to be treated with respect, and no harm is to come to them physically or psychologically.
Infant & Toddler
Diapering should be done at diaper stations and in the close proximity to other care providers; bathroom doors must remain open. If possible, the person changing diapers should be the same gender as the child.
2 & 3 Year Old
Bathroom doors should remain open; child may require assistance.
4 &5 Year Old, Grade R’s
Leaders should check bathroom for other people; bathroom doors should remain open; child may require some assistance.
Permission granted to use facility; unless special help* is required, care provider should (if accompanying child) wait outside bathroom door after they have checked to see if any adults are already in the bathroom. If another adult is using the bathroom, wait until they have left before allowing the child to use the facilities.
IF YOU OBSERVE ANY SIGN OF POSSIBLE ABUSE, REPORT IT TO YOUR MINISTRY LEADER IMMEDIATELY.
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Our kids ministry is all about engaging with kids at their level. We run programmes for ages 0-13