Safe Sanctuary 

 

Safe Sanctuary is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith. Everyone working with children and youth in any event or activity either sponsored by The Texas Annual Conference or your local church shall follow the guidelines laid out in either the conference or local church Safe Sanctuary policy where appropriate. Follow the training and certification process below:

 

READ THIS FIRST (.PDF) - IMPORTANT: BACKGROUND CHECK CHANGES

This Online Training is for Texas Annual Conference -Conference Policy Only!

Safe Sanctuary Online Training 

Steps for Safe Sanctuary Certification (Good for two years)

1. Contact Dan Ramsey by email with your request for training: Dbramseyjr@sbcglobal.net 

2. Include your Name, email address, church name and your UMC District and what purpose/event you're requesting training for.

3. Dan will enter you into the TrainRight system and you will receive an email from TrainRight with a link inviting you to take your online training

4. Click on the Link in the email which will bring you to www.trainright.org and click Register

5. After you have registered, then click on Sign In. Remember your password.  Once you have signed in you may begin your training.


You do not need a special code to begin your training. Complete your training as your time allows. If you have to stop at any given point, just log out and log back in when you can return. The system will take you to the start of the section after the section you just completed.

When you have finished you can save or print your certificate. Training is good for two years from the date of completion. If you have any questions, call or email Dan Ramsey.

The policy and relevant forms are available at: www.txcumc.org/safesanctuaryforms  

Safe Sanctuary Certification Process

This Online Training is for Texas Annual Conference - Conference Policy Only!

The Texas Annual Conference and the Committee on Safe Sanctuary is implementing a new online program for staff and volunteers to complete safe sanctuary training through www.trainright.org which provides a 1-hour online training and certification program which meets the requirements of the Conference’s Safe Sanctuary policy and also provides state-required certification for all youth camp workers and volunteers. Individuals are now required to:

1) Read the Conference’s Safe Sanctuary policy and procedure document (click link below); and

2) Take the www.trainright.org online training and certification program which will automatically generate a certificate upon passing with the user’s name, date of birth, and completion date.

The policy and relevant forms are available at: www.txcumc.org/safesanctuaryforms  

Individuals will still be required to follow the certification process as outlined below.

Additional Certification Requirements:

3. In addition to the above training requirements, all Leaders, Assistant Leaders or Childcare Providers shall complete an application / consent form. By signing the form, the applicant gives by the appropriate authority. BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED ANNUALLY!!!!!

4. The application will be processed by the local church. (All references checked and background screening completed.)

5. The certification checklist will be completed by the local church and sent to the Safe Sanctuary office to complete the certification process for the conference policy.

 

For additional information contact:

Leona Ellis, Safe Sanctuary Chair LEllis@wvumc.com

Dan Ramsey, Safe Sanctuary Consultant 281-222-4393 dbramseyjr@sbcglobal.net