Volunteer Management and Screening in Faith
It is our desire that the Church be a safe and holy place for all whom our ministry affects. Unfortunately, there have been times in the past when people in positions of trust and authority have caused harm to those who were seeking their help. In seeking to reduce and eliminate abuse or harm within our churches, the purpose of an effective screening and management program is two-fold:
- To help ensure that people in positions of trust and authority are well suited to their positions in terms of skills, interests and attitudes, so that they do not cause harm to others.
- To provide people with the proper training, support, supervision, follow-up, and recognition to ensure that their ministries are life-giving to themselves and others.
"I expect that every parish and associated ministry in the Diocese of Niagara to comply with this policy for the good of The Church".
Bishop Susan Bell
For more information contact:
The Venerable Bill Mous
Executive Officer & Secretary of Synod