Safe Place Policy

Safe Place Policy Updated 2021

Safe Place Policy French 2017

Safe Place Policy Appendices

Safe Place Training Resources

Orientation Training

Orientation Training Slides

Used for first time volunteers and staff training.

Orientation Training Videos

These videos will cover all orientation training needs but can never replace in-person group training. We encourage you to train as a staff/team as much as you are able.

Refresher Training

Refresher Training Slides

Annual refresher training for all volunteers and staff.

Refresher Training Videos

These videos will cover all refresher training needs but can never replace in-person group training. We encourage you to train as a staff/team as much as you are able.

Other Resources

The links below will take you to a generic fillable PDF that you can download and use in your church.

Incident Report Form

Ministry Personnel Application Adult

Ministry Personnel Application Youth

One-on-one Meeting Details Form

Safe Place Gatherings

These gatherings happen once or twice a year and are planned by our Safe Place Team. They are for anyone passionate about and participating in church life. We believe that we all have a responsibility to promote and keep safe spaces no matter our role, so please invite both leaders and volunteers from your church as you see fit. 

Safe Place Gathering Event

June 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm | Dinner at 6:00 pm | Fort Garry MB | Online Available

Working with children or youth can be challenging on its own. Throw in families who hold different values or systems of belief, perhaps based on socio-economic or cultural differences, and we have a whole set of new challenges, challenges that many of us are not (yet) prepared for. In this event/gathering, we will spend intentional time discussing a few of the ways that this reality can present some challenges for our ministries, with specific attention to our Safe Place Policy.

Examples of this can include:

  • Language barriers impacting degree of communication

  • Different values around discipline

  • Different caregiving capacities – how do we define neglect?

  • Guardians/Parents who are not available or present – how does this impact releasing kids after events or getting permission forms handed in?

Together we will discuss these challenges and more, looking for the opportunities within them as well as the ways we can continue to keep offering a safe place within our churches.

When you register for this event, you will be asked about the top safe place challenge you are facing as a ministry leader. This can be related to our topic of discussion or completely different. For the last portion of our time together, we will choose 3 or 4 of these challenges to use as table discussions, looking for good, better and best ways to engage with them.

Looking forward to seeing you there.