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Safe Sanctuaries

Creating a culture of care and safety in all of our churches


Since 2007, churches in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church have sought to provide and implement safe sanctuary practices. We are committed to resourcing and supporting churches that seek to be safe places where disciples of Jesus Christ are made for the transformation of the world.

Each local church must maintain a safe sanctuary policy and review it annually.



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SafeSanctuaries_BlueButtonPRINT_151_151Every local church is required to have a Safe Sanctuary Policy. Resources for policy development and implementation

Safe Sanctuary Resources

SafeSanctuaries_BlueButtonPRINT_151_151District and Annual Conference events are designed to comply with the Annual Conference Policy

Annual Conference Policy

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Conference Ministry Volunteers

      Recruiting/Screening process for Volunteers who meet the MINIMUM age requirements A. All persons at least 21 years of age and at least five years older than the oldest child participating that are employed or volunteer to serve in a supervisory capacity* in conference programs involving children, youth or vulnerable adults working together (such as Salkehatchie or UMVIM trips), shall: …

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Local Churches Safe Sanctuaries Policy

(Below are sample policies and forms for general guideline use only; some sections may or may not apply to your specific local church setting. Your church policy should be written specifically to address your local church and community safety issues.) Use the sample policies below and the Conference Policy located in ‘resources’ to establish and live through …

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Safe Sanctuaries FAQs

Are all local churches required to have a Safe Sanctuaries policy? Yes,   At Annual Conference in June, 2008, it was voted and approved that all local churches are to have a written and approved Safe Sanctuaries policy by December 31, 2008.  It is recommended to review it annually and make any necessary changes. Is the …

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Safe Sanctuaries Resources

      RESOURCES FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION SAMPLE – Small Church policy SAMPLE – Medium Church policy SAMPLE – Large church policy Click Here For Trak-1’s Information SAMPLE – Application form SAMPLE – Interview form SAMPLE – Covenant form Sample Model Release Form Safe Sanctuaries Media and Social Media Guidelines, Samples, and Links (UMC …

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Sign up for Trak-1

Sign up for Trak-1 Click link and fill out information: https://www.trak-1.com/r/umcsc/ Once the Trak-1 representative receives you information, He/She opens up your their account with in the day, depending on the time of day   Costs: Child Protection Package (254948) Broadscreen Verify SSN Trak $9.42   Child Protection Package Plus (249285) Broadscreen Verify Motor Vehicle …

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