Abuse happens. Children are not the only victims, and not all abuse is sexual. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and you don’t have to face these issues alone. Here’s a 10 minute presentation providing an introduction to Abuse Awareness.
How do I make my church safe?
Ten Ways to make your church a safer place
Faith formation happens best in a nurturing context of healthy relationships. Although no ministry is risk-free, there are action steps that can minimize harmful risks and prevent abuse.
Setting up a Local Church Safe Ministry Team
How to Get Started
One of the best ways for your church to address the issue of abuse is to set up a Local Church Safe Ministry Team. BC Safe Church has set up a format and guidelines for these teams and provides resources for their operation.
Safe Church Team Resources
Safe Church Ministry
Volunteer Organizations & Criminal Record Checks
Individuals and Organizations can apply for Criminal Records Review Program checks online 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week
BC Ministry of Children & Family
The British Columbia Safe Church Team (SCT) is a BC Classis Partner helping build and sustain healthy congregations. We are a ministry of the Christian Reformed Churches (CRC) in British Columbia - Classis BCNW and Classis BCSE. We exist to respond to the issue of physical, sexual, emotional, and abuse related concerns through preventative education and appropriate responding procedures.
MCFD Helpline for Children
If you are a child or youth and would like to talk to someone, call the Helpline for Children at 310-1234. You do not need an area code. You can call at any time of the day or night and you do not have to give your name.