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FELLOWSHIP WESLEYAN CHURCH 716-675-9245 1645 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, NY 14224FELLOWSHIP WESLEYAN CHURCH

Welcome to the our Safe Child on-line refresher test. To be successful taking this test it is important you have a copy of the Safe Child training manual.

You can right click on the manual icon and click the option to “open link in a new window” .  You can also get a paper copy from Pastor April.

Do not leave questions blank. Every question must be answered. Plan to finish the test in one sitting. Answers CAN NOT be saved to finish later. Plan to spend about 30 minutes to take the test, depending on your previous retention of the material.  You will only be contacted if there is a significant problem with your test results. Blessings !

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Full Address with City, State and Zip code (required)

Home phone (required)

Email (required)

Has any of the above information changed since the last review? What? (required)

Within the last year, have you: (Required by our insurance company)
• Been arrested for any reason? YesNo
• Been convicted of, or pleaded guilty or no contest to, any crime? YesNo
• Engaged in, or been accused of, any child molestation, exploitation, or abuse? YesNo

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” please explain in detail:

Typing your name in this box acts as your signature. To your knowledge, all statements and answers above are accurate. (required)

The following is the Safe Child refresher test. Blessings!
This is a True or False test. Place at T or F in the boxes provided.

1. The purpose of the safe child policy is to provide for a safe and secure environment for children, to train and protect adults working with children/youth, and to ensure intervention if abuse or neglect is suspected within the church setting and/or among its members or guests.

2. The definitions of child abuse is harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare which occurs through non-accidental physical or mental injury; sexual abuse, sexual molestation, sexual exploitation; dissemination, exhibiting or displaying pornographic material to children.

3. The definition of sexual abuse is engaging in any sexual contact with a child; the sexual exploitation or molestation of any person, and/or disseminating, exhibiting or displaying pornographic material regardless of whether such conduct is with or without the knowledge or consent of the other person. Sexual abuse may be violent or non-violent.

4. Fellowship Wesleyan church requires that every worker, 12 years old and older, successfully complete a confidential application, at least one personal interview, and references before working with children.

5. Each person involved with children/youth will take an on-line test yearly review the policy and sign a form indicating whether there have been any changes in their application information.

6. If a registered sex offender begins to attend Fellowship Wesleyan Church. He/she will be asked to commit to a covenant with the church.

7. Volunteers should be permitted to work with youth/children only after they have been regular attenders of the church for six months. This is call the 6 month rule.

8. The two worker rule is, two workers should be present during a youth/child program or activity.

9. Children should be released to any person that comes to pick them up even if the children does not know them.

10. When the child first comes to you, revealing abuse, be sure to take the child seriously and do not promise the child that you will not tell anyone.

11. If you have reasonable cause to suspect that a youth/child is being or has been abused or maltreated you should, immediately notify the senior pastor or his/her designee.

12. Any worker who is a suspect in an abuse or maltreatment incident, whether or not the alleged incident occurred while providing a service or otherwise acting on behalf of the church, shall be suspended from all church-related responsibilities pending the outcome of any investigation by the proper authorities.

13. Some possible indicators of physical abuse are: unexplained bruises or welts, unexplained broken bones, unexplained stomach injuries, and exhibits habits disorders (sucking, biting, and eating disorders).

14. Some possible indicators of physical maltreatment are: constantly unclean/poor hygiene, growth rate below normal, and lack of supervision.

15. Some possible indicators of emotional abuse/maltreatment are: speech problems, slow mental or emotional growth, low self-esteem and long-term depression.

16. Some possible indicators of sexual abuse are: difficulty in walking or sitting, bed-wetting, acting out adult sexual behaviors and indirect hints that allude to problems.

17. Some prohibited behaviors by staff and volunteer are: sexual contact of any kind, selling, giving, any tobacco substance, alcohol, or illegal drug, foul, or sexually explicit language and extended or inappropriate hugging or embracing.

18. Physical force cannot be used, unless it is necessary to prevent or terminate the use of force against oneself or another person, or to prevent a suicide or self-inflicted injury or there is a threat to the physical property of the church or grounds.

19. Some permitted behaviors by staff and volunteers are: verbally expressing one’s Christian love and affection to another, occasionally and appropriately hugging or embracing another person, especially when initiated by the other and sharing emotional and spiritual concerns with another person.

20. We never permit hugs ever, for any reason.

21. Permitted hugs are side hugs or casual hugs are positive contact and we encourage them.

22. We encourage children 6 and over to sit next to you, rather than on your lap.

23. Casual touch, gentle contact during activities may be on children’s heads, shoulders, arms and hands.

24. Anyone working with our children/youth shall refrain from giving back-rubs.

25. Private conversations create an ideal opportunity for the following abuse to occur, a false appearance that abuse may be occurring, and a false, but difficult to refute, allegation that an incident of abuse did occur.

26. Every staff or volunteer engaging in a private conversation with another member, whether child or youth should consider the following, location of the conversation, gender of those involved, your ability to help, reliability of the other person, appearance of the conversation, and substance of conversation.

27. Youth leaders of one sex may NOT transport a youth of the opposite sex unless a parental permission is secured. If a circumstance arises that parental permission cannot be secured, the youth leader should try to find someone else that can be in the car with them or arrange for other transportation for the teen.

28 Discipline should be handled quickly and efficiently. Talk to the child privately in the presence of at least one other adult, inform the Ministry Leader of the apparent problem, inform the parent(s)/guardian(s) and discuss the situation with them.

29. Nursery volunteers are expected to be in the nursery 15 minutes prior to services or church functions unless otherwise specified and to remain until all children have been picked up, or until other staff members have arrived.

30. Parents/guardians sign in their child and indicate who is to change the diaper (volunteer or do they want to be paged. They are then given a pager. At pick up time, pager will be handed back in by the parent/guardian.

31. Parents/guardians are to label clearly all of the child’s belongings: diaper bag, bottles, pacifier, burp cloth, diapers, etc. Belongings will be put in their designated area.

32. Toys are to be picked up and put away neatly. Any broken toys must be given to the nursery coordinator for removal and/or repair. Soiled toys should be put in the “to be cleaned” bucket.

33. If a teen hounds you long enough, let them drive everyone back from camp.

34. All drivers/chaperones must be at least 21 years of age, out of high school and final approval is at the discretion of the ministry leader.

35. All drivers, riders, youth and children must be wearing seat belts when the vehicle is in motion.

36. While any volunteer (male or female) may escort a child to the bathroom, if a younger child (through Kindergarten) needs assistance, a female adult may enter to assist.

37. The bathroom door must be left open when assisting a child while the adult is present.

38. It should be the aim of the leader to always go to the bathroom in a group, to avoid taking children to the bathroom alone.

39. If for some reason going in a group is not possible, a volunteer may escort the child to the bathroom, or two older children may go together.

40. Never go into a closed bathroom stall with a child.

You should receive a confirmation e-mail that your test was submitted after you click on the send button. If you do not receive it within two days of taking the test, please contact me at Aprilafwc@gmail.com or 675-9245.
Blessings,
Pastor April

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