Writing Policies

Is your church writing or revising its Safe Sanctuary® policy?

Here are links to a recommended book and to the General Board of Discipleship page on Safe Sanctuaries®.  For a checklist and some sample forms, go to the “Sample Forms” part of this section of our website.

Book Recommendation

If you could purchase only one book about Safe Sanctuaries®, this is it.

Safe Sanctuaries®: Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth,
Joy Thornburg Melton (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0881775433

This book includes everything your church needs to know about policies and procedures for protecting children, youth and vulnerable adults.  The author is an attorney and United Methodist Deacon.
Buy it at Amazon.com
Buy it at Cokesbury


More Information

Getting Started

General Board of Discipleshiphttp://www.gbod.org/site/c.nhLRJ2PMKsG/b.5598111/k.A248/Safe_Sanctuaries.htm
This is a United Methodist site outlining a variety of information about Safe Sanctuaries®.

Topics include:

  • Getting Started
  • Annual Conference Initiatives
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • If You Are a Victim
  • State Sex Offender Registry
  • Training Download