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Rape at Tennessee Church Sobering Reminder About Critical Need for Background Checks and Child Safety Training

This story is absolutely heartbreaking. The family of a 3-year-old rape victim has filed a lawsuit against Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee citing “the utter failure of the Church to provide a safe place for the children placed in its care.” The lawsuit comes on the heels of a guilty plea for aggravated sexual

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Can You Spot a Predator like Jared Fogle? Our Child Safety Classes Will Show You How.

We were reminded of the chilling tactics that child sexual predators use to attract new children when audio recordings of an actual child rapist surfaced earlier this month. Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to child porn and child sex charges after evidence – actual recordings of conversations Fogle had with

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Social Recruiting – A Smart Move for Ministries When Done Well

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Vimeo, Pinterest. Social media sites are everywhere and they are a great place to spread the Gospel. They’re also a really important recruiting tool if used properly. We’re not just talking recruiting for new employees and/or volunteers, though. We’re talking recruiting new members for your congregation. Plenty of employers,

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Pope’s Visit to America Renews Quest to Have Priests Background Checked

Millions of U.S. Catholics applauded Pope Francis when he first arrived on American soil, but for families at the center of the Catholic Church pedophile scandal, it was another opportunity to condemn the church’s actions and to hold it accountable for priests’ crimes. It’s a sobering reminder of the importance of background screening for all

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Background Check Requirements for Volunteer Chaplains

Chaplains do important work. These faith-oriented individuals often work with hospitals, police departments, schools, prisons and other secular (non-religious) groups and provide a peaceful, nonjudgmental ear for employees to share their feelings with. They help in a variety of ways that often go beyond the scope of what an employer can provide to an employee:

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Three Key Elements to a Screening Policy

If you don’t already have an employee/volunteer screening policy, you need one. It’s non-negotiable. A thorough screening policy will not only help protect your religious organization and the people within it from psychopaths, it will safeguard your church against any legal action that might be taken should a predator/thief/fraudster/etc. slip through your ranks. But not

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Why Accuracy Matters Most in Background Screening

There are a lot of reasons why companies want to run background checks on employees, volunteers and other staff. workplace safety liability honesty compliance protect confidential information There is an equal of amount of qualities companies look for when sourcing potential screening firms. quick results comprehensive searches paperless solutions cost effective programs accuracy This last

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Improve the Safety of Your Vacation Bible School

Ministries across the country are becoming increasingly concerned with protecting the children they serve. Pennsylvania has really lead the charge because of a new state law overhauling its child protection policies. The new law expands the requirements for, and scope of, background checks for people who work or volunteer with children. The law demands that

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