Safe & Secure

Safe & Secure Safe and Secure is our program to provide safe and reasonable protective care to all infants, preschoolers, children, youth, senior adults, and special education pupils attending any event at the church or any church-sponsored program or activity.

Preface

The disturbing and traumatic rise of physical and sexual abuse of children has claimed the attention of our nation and society through litigation and media attention. Churches having children's programs are not insulated from this alarming trend of abuse. Unfortunately, sexual molestation in the church is not something new. Attitudes of denial or minimization in the belief that sexual molestation could never occur in churches must be abandoned in response to this trend.

Champion Forest Baptist Church has a history of ministry to individuals, families, adults, youth and children, stressing the sanctity of human life and the importance and worth of each individual. Today, this ministry must be reinforced with commitment to provide reasonable protective care to all infants, preschoolers, children, youth, senior adults, and special education pupils attending any event at the church or any church-sponsored program or activity.

Although our church has been fortunate in never having any reported incidents of child abuse or molestation, the adoption of formal guidelines and procedures will help:

  • Reduce the risk of child abuse, providing a safe and secure environment for children
  • Reduce the possibility of false accusations against members, staff, or volunteers
  • Reduce the church's legal risk and liability
  • Protect the reputation of Champion Forest Baptist Church