Child Protection / Safe Sanctuary

Mission Statement
To help Cokesbury United Methodist Church provide a caring and secure environment for activities of church life, this Safe Sanctuary Policy is written. The Cokesbury community of faith models the love of God for the children/youth/vulnerable adults in many ways that include; taking time to listen to one another, providing a safe, nurturing and joyful environment for all who attend and modeling healthy and positive behaviors.
Purpose
Our congregation’s purpose for establishing our Safe Sanctuary Policy is to demonstrate our commitment to the physical, emotional safety and spiritual growth of all our members, guests and employees. Therefore, as a Christian community of faith, we mandate and implement prudent operational procedures to respond to observed, suspected or reported incidents of abuse or neglect. We have a clearly defined procedure for reporting a suspected incident of abuse or neglect.

Policy
The Safe Sanctuary guideline is available here.