It is the goal of Pinewood to create a safe and secure environment for all children, students and workers who are involved in church activities. Pinewood maintains an aggressive child protection policy known as SafeCARE (Children and Adults in a Responsible Environment). To serve in Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, and at Pinewood Christian Academy, all staff and volunteers are SafeCARE certified and wear specific SafeCARE nametags for easy identification.
Step 1: All volunteers and staff must complete the SafeCare Application.The information collected in this secure form will be used for the sole purpose of helping the church provide a safe and secure environment for both children and workers.
Step 2: The second step is training. All SafeCARE-certified volunteers participate in a training session provided by their ministry department, explaning how to best care for the children, youth, and students of Pinewood Christian Academy, as well as to protect both the adult volunteer and Pinewood Presbyterian Church. It complements and reinforces our policies and procedures in this area.
For more information on SafeCARE, contact the ministry leader in that department.