Safety and Security

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

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 and 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.

  • Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry, and Upward Sports Volunteers:  Click here
  • First Time Volunteers:  Anyone who works with children, youth, and handicapped adults at Friends Church, unless serving exclusively with Youth Explosion or Upward Sports, must take this online training and attend a short training class.
  • Returning Volunteers:  In the Spring of 2016, everyone serving with children, youth and handicapped adults at Friends Church, unless serving exclusively with Youth Explosion or Upward Sports, 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, click here.

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 the child’s name tag and check-in slip.

Instant Communication

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

Media Release Opt-Out form

Parents or 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.