In an attempt to minimize the risks of abuse and other injury with respect to children and youth that participate in church programs or use church facilities, Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church has established a Safe Child Policy. This policy includes guidelines and processes for volunteers and staff to follow when working with children and youth. All staff and volunteers interacting with our children and youth must be trained on the specifics of the policy and sign a covenant before they begin working with them. Guidelines include the 2 adult-rule, adult-child ratio, age of caregivers, transporting youth, media or electronic communication, and steps to follow in the event of violations of the guidelines. Copies of this policy are available from the church office upon request.