Westminster Safe Church Policy
Adopted by Westminster's Session on May 22, 2018
Why this policy?
The purpose of this policy is to create a safe environment, free of abuse of any kind, in which our youth, along with adults, may learn about and worship God.
In recognition of the spiritual and public trust given to this faith community, Westminster is committed to being a true sanctuary, both nurturing and protecting its members and visitors. Worship of God requires openness, trust, honesty, intimacy, vulnerability and a safe, supportive community. Abuse and harassment are, therefore, violations of the faith and commitment shared by this congregation. Accordingly, the congregation will maintain official policies and procedures that assure prevention of abuse and support appropriate intervention into alleged incidents of abusive behavior. It is the policy of the church that ABUSE OR HARASSMENT OF A MINOR OR OF AN ADULT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.