Child Protection Policy - Forest Hill Presbyterian Church

Sep 18, 2022

About Our Child Protection Policy

Welcome to the Child Protection Policy page of Behind the Veil Christian Ministries. We take the safety and well-being of children in our community very seriously. Our Child Protection Policy is a comprehensive framework that outlines our commitment to ensure that children are protected from any form of harm while under our care.

Our Commitment

At Behind the Veil Christian Ministries, we firmly believe that every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment to grow and develop. Our Child Protection Policy reflects our commitment to creating such an environment by establishing guidelines, procedures, and training programs.

Goals of Our Policy

The primary goals of our Child Protection Policy are:

  • To provide a safe and secure environment for children attending our programs and events.
  • To prevent any instances of child abuse or neglect.
  • To promote awareness and education among staff, volunteers, and parents.
  • To ensure a prompt and appropriate response to any concerns or allegations of abuse.

Key Elements of Our Policy

Our Child Protection Policy comprises several key elements that work together to ensure the safety and well-being of children, including:

1. Screening and Selection of Staff and Volunteers:

All individuals who work with children within Behind the Veil Christian Ministries undergo a rigorous screening process, which includes background checks, interviews, and reference verification. We only select individuals who are committed to the safety and well-being of children.

2. Training and Education:

We provide comprehensive training and education programs to all staff, volunteers, and parents on child protection, recognizing signs of abuse, appropriate conduct, and reporting procedures. Our aim is to create a knowledgeable and vigilant community that can actively safeguard children.

3. Code of Conduct:

We have established a clear code of conduct that sets the expectations for appropriate interactions between adults and children within our organization. This code emphasizes respect, boundaries, and the prohibition of any form of abuse or maltreatment.

4. Reporting and Response:

We have a well-defined reporting and response system in place to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse are addressed promptly and appropriately. We encourage open communication and have designated individuals trained to handle such situations with sensitivity and confidentiality.

5. Ongoing Monitoring and Evaluation:

We continuously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our Child Protection Policy to ensure that it remains up-to-date and aligned with best practices. We actively seek feedback from staff, volunteers, parents, and children to further improve our policies and procedures.


At Behind the Veil Christian Ministries, the safety and well-being of children are of utmost importance to us. Our Child Protection Policy is the foundation of our commitment to providing a secure environment where children can explore their faith and participate in a range of activities, knowing that they are protected and supported. We continuously strive to improve our policies and procedures to ensure that every child feels safe, valued, and empowered.