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Child & Youth Protection

Volunteers are at the heart of all of Westminster’s ministries, especially those for children and youth. The goals of these ministries vary, but in all we do, our top priority is to maintain a safe and wholesome environment for children and youth.

Westminster takes this priority very seriously, and therefore has a Child and Youth Protection Policy for Preventing Sexual Abuse in place for the protection of children, youth, and the adults who care for them.

If you wish to volunteer with children and/or youth, you must:

  • Complete the Child and Youth Protection Policy (CYPP) Training. New volunteers must participate in one of the CYPP training sessions offered at Westminster in August or January. Additional training opportunities may be scheduled upon request (contact Heather Ferguson).
  • Complete the Application and Background Check Consent Form on pages 9-10 of the Child and Youth Protection Policy, attesting that you have read and understood the policy. Return the completed form to the Office Manager, Director of Christian Education, or Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry.
  • Every three years, all volunteers will be asked to renew their volunteer status by watching the video below, completing the online test, and submitting the Application and Background Check Consent Renewal Form to the Business Manager, Director of Christian Education or Associate for Youth Ministry.

Online Training Module

Watch the video below, then complete the test.