Our Christian faith calls us to offer both intentional hospitality toward and intentional protection of children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities. The purpose of Safe Sanctuary policies and procedures is to help reduce the risk of child sexual abuse and other forms of abuse or injury. They are intended to assist Altamont Reformed Church (ARC) in:
These policies and procedures apply to all those who attend ARC. They have particular significance for paid church staff and volunteer workers that have any kind of contact with children or youth in ARC programs and ministries. This includes any activity being conducted under the auspices of the church at any location. This policy does not apply to organizations using the building or grounds for programs, activities, or meetings not associated with ARC.
Click here for the complete ARC Safe Sanctuary Policy (pdf).