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Child Protection

The Southern New England Conference is committed to providing safe worship and educational environments to help children and youth learn to love and follow Jesus Christ. 

Our organization follows the safety guidelines set forth by the North American Division, which are listed in the Child Protection Policy (FB-20), and include the following:

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  • Two-Person Rule

  • Open Door Policy

  • Six-Month Waiting Period for New Volunteers

  • Training in Child Protection (through ASV)

  • Adult Screening and Background Checks (through ASV)

  • Worship Guidelines for Previous Sex Offenders Attending Church

​       ASV: Adventist Screening Verification is an online

        provider for online training and screening.

         www.ncsrisk.org/adventist

In addition we support individual state mandates on child reporting laws.

 

Please join us in all the steps we can take to keep our children safe in our ministry programs and prevent abuse in our churches, schools, and summer camp. 

 

Resources and training opportunities are available to equip and support families, volunteers, and employees in child protection.

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April Montoya

Child Protection Coord.

REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE IN YOUR STATE

CONNECTICUT

24hr - Careline

Massachusetts

24hr - Careline

Nearest DCF office 9:00am - 5:00pm 

Rhode Island

24hr - At home Caretakers or parents

Nearest Police Station

Adventist Screening Verification 

(Toll Free)

Hours - 8:00am - 8:00pm EST 

¿Necesita ayuda en español? El personal de servicio al cliente puede ayudarle. Llame o envíe un correo electrónico a este y solicite ayuda en español. Un miembro del personal se comunicará con usted en no más de cuatro horas de su llamada. 

Resources

Child Protection
Policy (NAD)

ARM Child Protection 
Guideline Video

SNEC Child Protection
Training Video

* Watch in other language *

Spanish 

All volunteers must complete application process to serve in church ministry. See Step 1 & 2.

For questions please contact your local church child protection coordinator or Conference office.

Church Coordinator

Are you a new Church Child Protection Coordinator? Here are some steps to get you started.

  1. Complete child protection training and screening on the Adventist Screening Verification website (www.ncsrisk.org).

  2. Have your pastor fill and sign the Coordinator Designation form and send it to the conference.

Set up an individual training session by calling the conference office at 978-365-4551. Training sessions can be set up for a Zoom meeting and take approximately one hour. Please let us know if you need translation for the training session.

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