The safety of children and youth is a nonnegotiable priority for the Baptist Convention of New England. As part of our ongoing efforts to increase safeguards that protect children, we strongly encourage all of our churches to use the following resources and take necessary action steps to become more secure.

Please note: All mission teams working with children or youth, as well as the church hosting the team, must be children’s safety certified.

Your mission team must:

  1. Ensure that everyone on your team has had a valid background check within the last three years.

  2. Ensure that everyone on your team has gone through child protection training. (You can find some options in the training section below.)

Background Checks

For information on why and how to do background screening, see this resource from our partner, Brotherhood Mutual.

If your church needs help running background checks for your volunteers, we recommend the following services:

Safety & Security Training

  • BCNE Safety and Security Video Training

    This four-part series is designed for church leaders and volunteers who work with children and youth. Each video has a corresponding resource sheet and includes a 10-question quiz. You will receive a certificate of completion after receiving a score of 80% or higher on all four video quizzes.

    Link coming soon.

  • Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused

    The Southern Baptist Convention has put together a training curriculum including 12 videos from top experts that are designed to help churches know how to respond well and care for victims after an initial report of abuse.