A primary concern to Community of Christ is protecting children throughout the worldwide fellowship of the church and ensuring they have the basic human rights to which they are entitled. Our ultimate aim is to protect all children and young people in our care. We strive to ensure that all children who participate in Community of Christ activities are safe. To find out more about more about Community of Christ child protection policies, becoming a registered child and youth worker, and ministry guidelines visit www.CofChrist.org/child-protection.
Click on the link below to access the most up to date version of the application to become a Registered Child and Youth Worker. Instructions and a checklist for completing the form are included on the last page of the document.
Members of the clergy are mandated in Michigan to report suspected child abuse and neglect. Mandated reporters are required to make an immediate verbal report to Child Protective Services and a written report within 72 hours when they suspect child abuse or neglect. Mandated reporters must also notify the head of their organization of the report (pastor for congregation activities or mission center president for camps, reunions, and other mission center activities). Reporting the suspected allegations of child abuse and/or neglect to the head of the organization does not fulfill the requirement to report directly to the Department of Health & Human Services.
If you suspect abuse or neglect, report it any time day or night by calling 855-444-3911.
To find more information about reporting abuse and neglect in Michigan visit this site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7119—,00.html