Youth Ministries

Model Policies and Sample Forms

Safe Church Model Policies

Updated in 2018, these policies are a statement for the Episcopal Church, setting forth expectations for its leaders in their relationships with children and youth. The purpose of these model policies is to foster the highest standards of behavior in ministry settings.

Model Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth
Model Policy for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults

2020 Model DFMS Vaccination Policy for Youth Events

The following Model Vaccination Policy was adopted by Executive Council in their February 2020 meeting.

In response to the Executive Council resolution of June 2019, the DFMS has developed a model vaccination policy for its youth events, which dioceses and Episcopal institutions are encouraged to adapt locally. The primary purpose of this policy is to ensure the safety of all children at Episcopal Church youth events. 

Sample Forms

The Office of Youth Ministries provides the following sample forms to help local ministries develop appropriate legal documents. They are guiding documents only and should be contextualized for local rules and regulations and approved by diocesan chancellors.

Canon Myra Garnes

Officer for Youth Ministries

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