Friday, August 25, 2017
The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide
Churches have always sought to be a safe haven for children and families, but many today are dealing with the tragic reality of child sexual abuse.
This handbook, authored and edited by a multidisciplinary team of child abuse experts, is designed for use by a group that will be formulating policies and procedures to protect children and deal with possible child abuse in their ministry, school, and/or church. Working through this book will assist churches and ministries to assess their current child abuse polices and then guide them through each step they need to take to address the safety of children under their care. It will cover vitally important topics including:
—Protecting the children in a Christian environment from child abuse
—The warning signs of child abuse
—Crafting and implement a child protection policy
—Responding to abuse allegations
—Caring for victims of child abuse
—The legal implications and requirements for churches and Christian ministries
Written by a GRACE team with multi-disciplinary knowledge, headed by Boz Tchividjian, a lawyer and former child abuse prosecutor, this handbook will be an invaluable resource to Christians who are seeking to educate themselves and others about child abuse and how to best protect the little ones under their care.
My thoughts: This is a great book for churches to have on hand to help educate those working with children and adults who may come into contact with either those who have been abused, those who are being abused, or the warning signs for potential abuse. I think that this is an excellent book for churches and ministries to keep on hand, since it is very informative and takes any guess work out of how to handle keeping children safe and helping those who have been abused. I highly recommend this book.
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.