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Safe Sanctuaries Training Event to be held May 6, 2018 in the Purchase District

Posted April 11, 2018

The Purchase District UMC is sponsoring a FREE Safe Sanctuaries® Training on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Purchase District Campus located at 2285 Jack Treas Rd. in Kirksey, Kentucky. The training will be presented by Rev. Dean Emerson, Memphis Conference Safe Sanctuaries Coordinator.

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Reducing the Risk of Sexual Abuse: Safe Sanctuaries® is one of the “social structures that are consistent with the gospel” (Book of Discipline, ¶122) allowing our sanctuaries, classrooms, mission encounters, camps and retreats, and all spaces where we gather to worship and serve God to be places of trust. Training is required for all persons having direct contact with children, youth, and vulnerable adults in all activities connected with local congregations, annual conferences, and camp settings. The minimum standard of training shall include an annual orientation that includes information about the Safe Sanctuaries Policy; training in the supervision of children, youth, and vulnerable adults; and training in the identification and reporting of abuse.