We must protect our children and the children at Game Day clubs. Child abuse is defined as any verbal or sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or infliction of injury.
Examples of sexual abuse are rape, incest, sodomy, lewd or lascivious behavior which includes wrong types of speech or touching.
In order to protect the child from abuse and our workers from false accusations, the following steps must be taken:
Children must not be left unsupervised. THIS IS CRITICAL! Two ministry staff/volunteers must be present at any Game Day or ministry setting where children are present.
All rooms used by adults and minors together must be accessible (no locked doors) and with open visibility (a window in the door or the door left wide open).
All suspicious or inappropriate behavior between an adult and a minor must be reported to supervisory staff and investigated immediately.
Any suspicious bruises or lacerations on a child must be brought to the attention of the school administration.
NEVER MAKE THE ASSUMPTION A CHILD IS BEING ABUSED. That is for a certified school official to determine. Your job is to observe and inform school leadership.