The United Church of Canada and Hamilton Conference has a legal, moral, and spiritual duty to care for and protect all participants on church programs and to ensure reasonable measures are taken to ensure safety. The following documents outline helpful policies and procedures.

Faithful Footsteps: Handbook of Screening Procedures for Positions of Trust and Authority in The United Church of Canada:

http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/resources/handbook_faithful-footsteps.pdf

Community Ministry Standards and Best Practices: Administrative Standards for Community and Social Justice Ministries. Note especially page 11 second paragraph under “Duty of Care”:

http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/community-ministry-standards.pdf

Police Records Checks: Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Best Practices:

http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/handbook_police-records-checks.pdf

Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy:

http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/harassment-policy.pdf?utm_source=Conference+Offices&utm_campaign=e5f580c519-ES170704_Conf&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d13192e9e7-e5f580c519-147523429

 

Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response

A brochure outlining the United Church policy on sexual harassment and abuse, the complaint process, and the Hamilton Conference consultants.