Safeguarding for Youth Helpers

Youth who assist adults in the children and youth ministries of congregations, schools, and other organizations must always be under the supervision of two Qualified Adults and must follow the Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth

Youth Helpers must be screened and trained every 12 months as set out below. Youth under the age of 18 may not be entered into SRS, so all screening and training records must be kept electronically or in hard copy by the organization. 

  1. Screening
    Youth Helpers must complete:
  • A personal interview
  • An application
  • Reference checks 
    Sample Forms
  1. Training
  • All Youth Helpers must complete a policy review of Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth, using the Safeguarding Training Guide for Youth Helpers.
  • Youth Helpers older than 16 should also view the video, “Meet Sam,” as indicated in Part Two of the Training Guide. 
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