"Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct." (1 Peter 1:15)
Welcome to the SafeConduct™ Workbench. Here we provide tools to help you develop and participate in your ministry’s abuse prevention program. These include access to services and other reference materials. Services are available to all United Church of Christ, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Presbyterian Church (USA) churches, related entities, and camps.
Getting Started: If you have a policy now, we recommend you begin with a Self Assessment to identify additional needs. If you are just beginning or need to reinforce your policy, use the SafeConduct Policy Template. The training and background checking services we provide are only part of a strong abuse prevention program.
Please take a moment to read this message from the Insurance Board.
||NEW!! A complete abuse prevention policy template is provided. This Word document template will save you many, many hours of debate and drafting. It includes guidance and essential content missing from many policies.
||If you have a written policy now, here is a FREE self assessment tool. On line. Interactive. A private space to evaluate your church's abuse prevention policies and to plan improvements. To get started, see the SELF-ASSESSMENT USER GUIDE under Policy Resources, below.
||To access training and background checking services, you must appoint an Administrator. See pricing information for background checking. Read the details at the link to the left.
||Training is free! The Armatus training will direct your staff and volunteers to this space to begin training. Login ID and Password are required. See the ADMINISTRATOR GUIDE, above.
Information about special related subjects is provided below. Also see the Youth Activities area and Volume 4 of our Loss Control Manual , “Youth Activities, Day Care, Trips and Camps".
||Administrators may begin conducting background checks from this space. Login ID and Password are required. See the ADMINISTRATOR GUIDE, above.
Abuse Prevention - Getting Started on Policies - CDC
Teens & Internet - Parent Guidance - Video - Idaho
"Creating Safe Churches" - Gen. Assy. Mission Council, PCUSA
Mandatory Reporter Training - California
Sexuality Education - UCC
Sexuality & Religion - Religious Institute
Social Media, A Nurses Guide to - NCSBN - 2011
Internet Safety Guidelines - CT Conf. UCC