Sacred Safety includes the practices, procedures and policies that reduce the possibility of dangerous situations, injury or loss to our children and adults. Below you will find information on ways that we create sacred safety at Unity of Richmond to protect our children.
Unity of Richmond conducts background screening through Church Mutual Insurance Company on all adults — either paid staff or volunteers —working with minors.
Unity of Richmond provides a training resource kit to Board of Trustees members, paid staff members, volunteers, youth sponsors, teachers and teachers’ assistants. Reducing the Risk: Keeping Your Ministry Safe From Child Sexual Abuse, 3rd Edition increases awareness of everyone in the ministry who has contact with children.
Policy and Procedures
Unity of Richmond has a Risk Management Policy & Procedure Plan for reporting suspected child abuse, which includes an incident report form to be submitted to the ministers and appropriate plan of action.
In addition, parents of children (0 to 8th grades) are asked to their sign their child/children in and out during Sunday Youth Classes. This promotes cooperation between the parents and volunteer teaching staff to provide safety for each child.
If there is any suspicion or a need to report an incident regarding the safety of our children, please notify the ministers or staff office immediately to make a report. See someone in the church office or call 804-278-6489.