Child Protection Program

 

Child Protection Program
Purpose
The purpose of the Broadview Missionary Baptist Church Child Protection Program is to provide a safe and secure environment for the spiritual growth and maturity of children; to minimize the risk of exposing the Broadview Missionary Baptist Church, its employees and volunteers to unfounded accusations or allegations of abuse.
This program is strictly enforced by the Church.
Definitions
  • Abuse
    Any intentional, reckless, or negligent act or failure to act that results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, molestation, or exploitation of a child or that presents an imminent risk of serious physical or emotional harm to a child.

  • Adult
    Natural person 18 years of age or older.

  • Child
    Natural person under 18 years of age, unless legally emancipated by reason of marriage or entry into a branch of the United States armed services.

  • Coordinator
    An adult member of the Church in good standing, appointed by the Church Board to implement and supervise all components of the Program.

  • Member
    A natural person who meets the qualifications and fulfills the duties set forth in Article 1 of the Church Constitution and By-Laws.

  • Volunteer
    A natural person, at least 11 years of age, who participates in ministry and related activities involving children.

    Note: Persons 11 to 17 years of age are permitted to serve in the Church nursery only as trainees under the supervision of adult volunteers.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Natural persons 11 years of age and older.

  • Members of Broadview Missionary Baptist Church in good standing for a minimum of 6 consecutive months.
Screening
The four-part screening process includes:
  • Application
    Complete the application form.

  • Interview
    Applicant personally interviews with two members of the Child Protection Program.

  • Criminal Background Check
    Background check conducted through the national database.

  • Reference Check
    Personal references provided by the applicant.
The Program coordinator shall prohibit any employee or volunteer from working with children, if the coordinator determines that the employee or volunteer...
  • has any prior history of abuse

  • may pose a threat to children

  • lacks the personality, experience or temperment to work with children (based either on the employee's or volunteer's application/interview responses or information obtained during the reference checks).
For Further Information Contact:
Dea. Leon C. Thompson, Child Protection Program Coordinator
(708) 547-4216
Sis. Theresa Jackson, Child Protection Program Administrator
(708) 547-4233
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