“SAFE PLACE” CHILD SAFETY AND PROTECTION POLICY
A. Policy Statement
Mandeville’s First Baptist Church (“MFBC”) is committed to providing a safe environment for all children and youth (meaning anyone under the age of 18, collectively referred to herein as “minors”) who participate on any ministry team sponsored by MFBC. MFBC also desires to protect adult leaders and those who work with minors from false accusations and suspicions.
B. Eligibility for Adult Workers
Adults who work in ministries involving minors must complete an application and be approved following the completion of the screening process detailed below.
Persons under the age of 18 will be allowed to work in ministries involving minors upon completion of an application and only when accompanied by an eligible adult worker.
C. The Approval Process
All persons who participate on any ministry team involving minors will:
1) Complete the Ministry to Minors Application Form including a signed statement that the worker will abide by the Child Safety and Protection
2) Pass a national background check;
3) Be approved by a pastor that oversees the ministry;
4) Be given approval following successful reference checks (as needed).