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An active duty law enforcement officer, SWAT operator, and former pastor gives advice on how to best protect the kids in your ministry.  

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Important steps you need to take in your ministry to keep you, your volunteers and your kids safe.

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7 tips to consider when addressing concerns in your ministry.

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Implementing a plan to address children’s allergy issues is essential. Part of successfully planning to keep the children in your care safe includes having accurate information, using that information effectively, and utilizing a system to easily communicate with parents.

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The best way to prevent abuse is to plan ahead. This is the first post in a three part series from KidCheck on the essential elements of designing and implementing an effective Child Protection Policy.

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Whether you’re setting goals, preparing budgets, or creating a promotional plan for VBS, one fact remains the same…child safety should be at the top of your mind. KidCheck shares six timely tips to keep safety a top priority and a crucial part of a successful VBS event.

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Keeping your kids safe should be a top priority! Here is a child safety video and guide from Kidcheck to help you care for your children.

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The "Reducing the Risk of Juvenile Offenses in Children's Ministry" is a 3 part series that discusses the nature of juvenile offenses, shares details on profiles of those that offend, and highlights the elements of having a youth safety plan that's an extension of your child protection policy.

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This is the second in a series of three “Reducing the Risk of Juvenile Offenses in Children’s Ministry” posts focusing on the nature of juvenile offenses and commonalities in profile of those who offend. We’ll also share the importance of creating awareness and having a youth safety plan.

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Thanks for joining us for the third and final post in our “Reducing the Risk of Juvenile Offenses in Children’s Ministry” series. In Part 3, we’ll share some key elements of the youth safety plan, including details on how to properly screen volunteers, the steps to take when managing an incident, ways to include those in your ministry who have past offenses, and as a final point, we’ll sum up the top action steps you can take immediately to reduce offenses in children’s ministry.

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Our kids live in a digital age. To say that times have changed since we were kids is a gross understatement. But how are we doing at keeping up with those changes? How can we stay ahead of the digital curve and keep our kids safe?

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Make your Children's Ministry an even safer environment with these suggestions from safety and security experts.

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This article aims to provide a conversation starter to motivate church leaders to look beyond the minimum requirements for child safety toward developing a fully orbed approach. It is not exhaustive, but it does touch on major important points commonly missed in local churches.

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Church security teams are the fastest growing ministry of 2016. In this post, we’re going to share information on how to get momentum to start a church security team, if your church lacks one. The main point is for children's ministry to connect with the church security team and utilize them as a resource for children's ministry.

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In our first post, The Partnership of Security Teams & Children’s Ministry for Safety we shared information on how to get the momentum moving to start a church security team, if your church lacks one. For this post, we’d like to share actionable steps that you can take for engaging and utilizing an existing security team.

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Organizations know background checks help reduce risk, maintain a safe environment and minimize liability. But how often, for whom, and how important is it really?

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An article that uses a personal experience to look at the necessity for both spiritual and physical safety in ministry.

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