Child and Youth Safety Policy

Western Presbyterian Church is a spiritual community that takes seriously its responsibility to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and youth who participate in our ministries. This policy statement covers the obligations of church employees and volunteers who work with children and/or youth. All employees and volunteers of Western Presbyterian Church must comply with all parts of the “Child and Youth Safety Policy,” and obtain clearance to work with children at Western Presbyterian upon completing the application and background check forms in Part 3.  To the extent that employees are required to undergo a background check pursuant to the WPC Sexual Misconduct Policy, such background check will also satisfy the requirements of this Child and Youth Safety Policy.  All are encouraged to participate fully in the lives and ministry of children and youth. However, the church has an overriding obligation to safeguard all children and youth under its care from abuse and neglect.

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Full Policy PDF (with Forms)

Application – Long Form

Application – Short Form (Renewal: To be completed annually by those who have submitted a full application in the last three years.)

Background Check Authorization

Incident Report