Safe Church Policies

The Diocese of Massachusetts has adopted two Safe Church Policies designed to foster healthy and sustainable ministry with vulnerable people–one for children and youth, and one for vulnerable adults. The purpose of these policies is to create safe and welcoming space for minors, elders and people with disabilities and those engaged in ministry with them.  As stated in the policies, congregations are required to adopt safe church policies for children and youth and for vulnerable adults.  The diocese is providing model policies for congregations' review and adoption.  

Questions may be directed to Martha Gardner, Missioner for Networking and Formation, at or 617-482-4826, ext. 403.