It is both a legal requirement (General Assembly 2004) and our responsibility as Kids Friendly Churches to ensure the safety of our children and ourselves, as employed leaders or volunteers, in children’s ministry.
In December 2018 the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand published its Child Protection Policy. This policy forms the basis of our Safety Warrant of Fitness – the combined Kids Friendly and Presbyterian Youth Ministries (PYM) training in legal requirements and good practice when working with children and young people.
The Safety Warrant of Fitness is a video-based training presented by PYM and Kids Friendly, for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. To complete the training, gather your Children’s and Family Ministry Workers, Youth Workers and others working with children and youth in your church or presbytery. Decide on someone to facilitate the training, set a date, and let the training begin!
Further instructions for following the Video-based training are found on the Safety Warrant of Fitness website.
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