MinistrySafe is up and running!
Roll out for our new online Safe Sanctuaries platform was a little bumpy, but working together we identified a coding error and resolved all of our "known" issues. Thank you for your patience.
As we move forward, please take a moment to log into your account and post your first users. If you have problems, let us know by email at email@example.com or call 717-766-7441 and our staff can help you.
Thank you for putting children first!
Online Training Now Available for Safe Sanctuaries
As part of our report to Annual Conference, it was announced that the Safe Sanctuaries training would soon be delivered online. This is to provide for greater consistency of training and the ability to better track background checks. The new online training platform: MinistrySafe is now available.
MinistrySafe was created by legal professionals who are sexual abuse experts. After decades of litigating sexual abuse cases, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris founded MinistrySafe to help ministries meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse. Used by several other United Methodist Conferences across the country, MinistrySafe trains 25,000-30,000 people each month—live and online. Their mission is to prevent child sexual abuse in ministry contexts.
For those needing immediate Safe Sanctuaries Trainings, in-person training will be honored through the end of 2019. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
In 2014, the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted sweeping changes to the Child Protective Services Law (“CPSL”), including but not limited to expansion of mandated reporters, expansion of individuals subject to required background clearances from the Pennsylvania State Police, Department of Human Services and the FBI, expansion of the frequency of the required background clearances and imposition of significant criminal penalties for noncompliance with CPSL requirements. The CPSL was further amended on July 1, 2015 with the enactment of Act 15. The following Compliance Notification is intended to provide general guidance and related information to facilitate good faith compliance with the CPSL, as amended.
If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Office at 717-766-7441
or email email@example.com
If you are contacted by the press, please direct them to the Conference Director of Communications at 717-766-7441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Procedures for Pastor Clearances
- Procedures for Employee Clearances
- Procedures for Volunteer Clearances
- Pa State Police Criminal History Report
- Pa Department of Human Services Certification
- FBI Criminal History Report
- (FAQs FOR NEW FINGERPRINTING INFORMATION (PDF) 11-20-17)
- Volunteer Affidavit
- Request for Driver Information (Form DL-503)
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certification (Form CY 113)
- Report of Suspected Child Abuse (Form CY 47)
Conference Trainings, Policies, and Procedures
Susquehanna Conference Safe Sanctuaries Policies
- Screening, Recruiting and Selecting Procedures
- Cyber Safety/Electronic Communication Recommendations
- Responding to and Reporting Abuse
- Safe Sanctuaries Resources