Safe Sanctuaries

A Safe Sanctuaries Policy is an overt expression of a congregation in creating safe place – a sanctuary – where children, youth and adults of all ages and abilities may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith. It is an explicit covenant between the leadership and people of a congregation grounded in our covenant with Jesus Christ.


The menu at the right includes information on the New England Conference's Safe Sanctuaries policy as well as detailed information on the laws regarding sexual/physical abuse and domestic violence in each of Conference's six states. 

Please spend some time reading this information and connecting to the links regarding your state's laws and agencies for reporting. Also included here are forms for the wide range of policies and permissions pertaining to the Safe Sanctuaries Policy.

Additional resources are currently available on the Discipleship Ministries' Safe Sanctuaries page.