Safe Sanctuaries Team

If you have questions not answered on this page, email Tyler Amundson at amundsont@gmail.com

Safe Sanctuaries Resources

 All volunteers who work with children, youth and vulnerable adults at our conference camp and retreats are required to submit an application and a background disclosure form prior to arriving at the camp or retreat.   A background check is currently required for volunteers every 3 years prior to arriving at the camp or retreat and is submitted through the Yellowstone Conference Safe Santuaries Task Force Team. Safe Sanctuaries Training is required and available in our online application process.   Additional training may be administered by the event leader or camp dean upon arrival at the event.  

Volunteers please click here to access the application form and background disclosure.

 

Recommendations from YAC Safe Sanctuaries Team

  1. The Yellowstone Conference recommends that all individuals working with children, youth and vulnerable adults be trained in basic Safe Sanctuaries policies and procedures and have a current background check with the church or the conference before working at the district and conference level. Please use the *FREE* resources below.
  2. Also make sure you are cross-checking your volunteers with the National Sex Offender Registry list: http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/registry/registry

Contact:  Tyler Amundson at amundsont@gmail.com

 

YAC Guidelines/Forms for Safe Sanctuaries 

 

Click to Download Proposed Safe Sanctuaries Guidelines for the Yellowstone Annual Conference

 

  •  Feel free to use these as a model for your local church's guidelines.

Click below to download an incident report form(these are used to report suspected abuse/neglect or injuries at conference events):

Incident Report (PDF)

Incident Report (Fillable Word form) 

 

General Church Resources 

General Board of Discipleship Safe Sanctuaries:

These resources have example policies and downloads to begin policies that help to cover the variety of areas a church should be aware of to do their work with Safe Sanctuaries. 

https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/safe-sanctuaries

 

Safe Sanctuary Book

www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx

 

 

Churches with Existing Policies - These Churches are open to questions!

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Helena, MT
 
  • Risk Management Policy designed for Youth and Children Ministry
  • Willing to be contacted with questions
  • Handbooks & Policies
  • Direct inquiry to Associate Pastor, Tyler Amundson
 
  
Westide United Methodist Church, Great Falls, MT
 
  • Safe Sanctuary policy currently in process for outreach in community
  • Willing to be contacted with questions
  • Direct inquiry to office secretary
Dutton and Brady United Methodist Churches
 
  • Policy and forms 
  • Direct inquiry to office secretary/Pastor
 
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