Monday, September 4, 2017

The Child Safeguarding policy for Churches and Ministries


The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries (New Growth Press, August 2017)
Churches have always sought to be a safe haven for children and families, but many today are dealing with the tragic reality of child sexual abuse.
This handbook, authored and edited by a multidisciplinary team of child abuse experts, is designed for use by a group that will be formulating policies and procedures to protect children and deal with possible child abuse in their ministry, school, and/or church. Working through this book will assist churches and ministries to assess their current child abuse polices and then guide them through each step they need to take to address the safety of children under their care. It will cover vitally important topics including:
—Protecting the children in a Christian environment from child abuse
—The warning signs of child abuse
—Crafting and implement a child protection policy
—Responding to abuse allegations
—Caring for victims of child abuse
—The legal implications and requirements for churches and Christian ministries
Written by a GRACE team with multi-disciplinary knowledge, headed by Boz Tchividjian, a lawyer and former child abuse prosecutor, this handbook will be an invaluable resource to Christians who are seeking to educate themselves and others about child abuse and how to best protect the little ones under their care.

My opinion: As a parent and youth leader this boo is an absolute essential for anyone who has children or works with children. This book addresses a really hard issue, abuse in the church but provides safeguards and ways to prevent that from ever happening. Filled with well thought out advice and insight this book is very thought provoking and helpful to prevent anything from happening. Hard to read for sure but essential.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my hones opinion.

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