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KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In Is Sharing Should Pastors Be Mandatory Reporters?

Should Pastors Be Mandatory Reporters?

This week we are sharing a guest post from ChurchLeaders.com written by Stephanie Martin. Stephanie is a journalist, editor, and Christian publishing professional, business owner, wife, and mom.  Stephanie is an active member of a church in Lakewood, Colorado where she resides with her family. In ...
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KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In Shares Ten Tips for Summer Camp Safety

Ten Tips for Summer Camp Safety

The benefits and memories of summer camp can last a lifetime. By prioritizing child and youth safety, camps offer peace of mind to families who consistently rank child protection and abuse prevention in today’s top five most important issues. A well-thought-out safety plan ensures families ...
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KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In Shares Six Tips To Secure Your Vacation Bible School

Six Tips To Secure Your Vacation Bible School Video

It’s the time of year when children’s ministry teams begin ramping up for planning, coordinating, and overseeing their largest outreach event of the year – Vacation Bible School (VBS).  Whether you’re setting goals, preparing budgets, or creating a promotional plan, one fact remains the same…child safety ...
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KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In Is Sharing Developing a "Speak Up" Culture

Developing a “Speak Up” Culture

A “Speak Up” culture improves child safety and provides an excellent opportunity to create a safe and welcoming environment. It encourages staff and volunteers to raise concerns about illegal practices or policy violations without fear of getting in trouble or experiencing retaliation. A “Speak Up” culture ...
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KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In Shares How a “Speak Up” Culture Improves Child Safety

How a “Speak Up” Culture Improves Child Safety

Organizations dedicated to children and youth have an excellent opportunity to create a safe and welcoming environment by fostering transparency and encouraging open dialogue between leadership, staff, volunteers, and families. Encouraging stakeholders to come forward with questions, comments, and concerns, illegal practices, or policy violations, lays ...
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KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In Is Sharing What To Do After Child Abuse After Prevention Month

Ways To Help After Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the one month of the year that organizations dedicated to kids and youth highlight the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child neglect and abuse. Beyond that, prevention needs to remain an ongoing priority ...
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KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In Shares Protective Factors

National Child Abuse Prevention Month – Protective Factors

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The theme this year is “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention with Purpose.” Throughout the month, we will be sharing resources to help you inform, educate, and engage your community in preventing child neglect and abuse. Protective factors help promote ...
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KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In Is Sharing National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. To create healthy, thriving families, it is essential to collaborate, provide prevention services and use evidence-based information to protect children. April is National Child Abuse Prevention ...
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KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In Shares Comprehensive Candidate Screening - The Waiting Period

Comprehensive Candidate Screening – The Waiting Period

The waiting period is the seventh and final element in the comprehensive candidate screening process. Prior steps include the application, background check, social media assessment, references, virtual interview, motor vehicle report, and now the waiting period. Why Wait? Volunteers and staff are an essential part of ...
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KidCheck Secure Children's Check-In Shares Comprehensive Candidate Screening - The Virtual Interview

Comprehensive Candidate Screening – The Virtual Interview

For individuals applying to work directly with kids and youth, professionals agree the interview is an essential step in the overall Comprehensive Candidate Screening process and contributes to preventing abuse. Conducting an interview generates valuable candidate information and allows individuals to be viewed from different ...
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