Safe Sanctuaries has long been a trusted source of policy and procedural guidance for abuse prevention in the church. First published in 1998, Safe Sanctuaries has guided churches and other affiliated institutions as they implement abuse prevention plans for children, youth, and vulnerable adults. A changing world, however, calls for new and updated approaches to the work of abuse prevention. This new resource, Safer Sanctuaries: Nurturing Trust within Faith Communities, builds on the strong foundation of past efforts while preparing churches for the work of the future.
In October 2022, Discipleship Ministries and The Upper Room offered a webinar series featuring insights from Safer Sanctuaries writers. The series included four informative 45-minute sessions with lively discussions that provided highlights of the essential concepts covered in this new and updated resource.
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