Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM) is a covenantal community
of evangelical Friends churches that make Jesus Christ known by:

Teaching and obeying the whole gospel as revealed by the
Holy Spirit and recorded in Scripture

Loving and mutually supporting each other

Equipping and releasing people to continue His mission in the world

Abuse Prevention Resources

Following are the Abuse Prevention Resources for local churches in Northwest Yearly Meeting.

Abuse Prevention Standards-Information Letter (distributed 9.1.2016)

 

Mandatory Abuse Prevention Standards (MAPS):

Mandatory Abuse Prevention Standards

 

NWYM Recommended Abuse Prevention Policy (more comprehensive/includes MAPS):

NWYM Abuse Prevention Policy (updated 9.1.2016)

 

Obtaining a Criminal Clearance: 

If your church has not yet set up a system to run national criminal clearances contact criminalinfo.com. This company can help establish an account to fit specific needs to run the appropriate checks. They are easy to work with via phone or email.

Another option would be to contact your church’s liability insurer for a recommendation on where to obtain national criminal checks.

 

Approved Abuse Prevention Training:

The approved training for all primary leadership is from ministrysafe.com. The training is available in both English and Spanish. Click the link below to input names, roles, and email addresses of all primary leadership requesting the approved training. NWYM will then send an email with access to obtain the required training. If you are offering training in a group setting, each person will still need access to the training in order to take the required quiz.

Click to request access to required training

 

Supporting Forms for Local Church Use:

These forms are formatted as pdfs and the fillable forms can be updated confidentially and printed. If you require a different format please contact the NWYM office at info@nwfriends.org. 

Form 1 – Screening form for children and youthworkers (fillable form)
Form 1 – Screening form for children and youthworkers

Form 2 – Applicant Interview Form & Applicant Statement (fillable form)
Form 2-Applicant Interview Form-Applicant Statement

Form 3 – Reference Contact Form (fillable form)
Form 3 – Reference Contact Form

Form 4 – Suspected Child Abuse Report (fillable form)
Form 4 – Suspected Child Abuse Report

Form 5 – Accident Report Form (fillable form)
Form 5 – Accident Report Form