How many of you who attend religious meetings with your children have done background checks on the workers/volunteers/pastors?
Do you feel that your children are "safe" because they are in church?
Answer by bakebiscotti at 12:59 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 3:10 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 11:56 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 1:41 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
There are background checks done on everyone, I feel they are as safe there as anywhere else. I've talked to my kids a lot about abuse and hope they would talk to me if they were ever uncomfortable about another adult.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:49 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
I don't blindly trust everyone (or anyone), so background checks are immaterial to me (although I sure would be grateful to hear if someone was a known abuser). If background checks were clear, it may be X simply hadn't been caught yet or even mean all of them were still capable of abusing at some point in the future. Statisically, if I can put it like that, My children are 'likely' to be safe inside our congregation. But I've never yet let them go off alone until they are self aware and able to defend and fearlessly report anything they are unhappy about.
Answer by PinkLentil at 3:01 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 11:35 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
The Archdiocese where we attend Mass requires background checks on all of the volunteers who come into contact with children (I know this because I volunteer). Additionally, no person is to be alone with children - two adults need to be present at all times. I think my children are safe.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:42 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by corbysmom531 at 11:48 AM on Oct. 12, 2010