The safety and security of your child is our highest priority!  We have taken bold steps to protect and prevent.

Background Check Application

All volunteers who work with children, youth or handicapped adults (as well as staff and others who may come in contact with them) are required to submit this BACKGROUND CHECK APPLICATION.

Safety & Security Online Training

Please be sure to select the correct training from the three available.  If you are uncertain as to what training you need to take, email and she will assist you in determining that.

  1. UPWARD, YOUTH EXPLOSION, D6 VOLUNTEERS ONLY:    WHFC Upward/YE/D6 Online Training
  2. FIRST TIME VOLUNTEERS:  Anyone who works with children, youth, and handicapped adults at Friends church (unless serving exclusively at Youth Explosion, D6 or Upward) must take this online training:  CYHA Safety & Security Policies & Procedures Online Training and attend a short training class. 
  3. RETURNING VOLUNTEERS:  In the Spring of 2016, everyone serving with children, youth and handicapped adults at Friends Church (unless serving exclusively at Youth Explosion, D6 or Upwards) refreshed themselves on key policies and procedures, as well as trained on several new policies/procedures.  If Carol Hiscott alerts you that you need the "Update" training than this is where it can be found: CYHA Safety & Security Update Online Training.

Check-in / Check-out Procedure

We utilize a check-in/check-out process for all children from birth through 5th grade that includes picture identification of both the children and the authorized adults associated with each child.

Medical and Allergy Needs

All important allergy, medical, and security information is communicated to the teachers weekly through children's name tags and check-in slips.

Instant Communication

Parents of babies and preschoolers are given a vibrating pager so they may be reached at a moments notice throughout the building if/when needed.

Media Release Opt-Out form

Parents/guardians who do not wish their child's photo or video to be potentially posted online or otherwise displayed, should complete this Media Release Opt-Out Form. We will make every effort to exclude the indicated minor from any individual or small group photography as per our GR: 117 Photography Policy.