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.

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

Mission Teams

We expect that all mission teams working with children or youth, as well as the church hosting the team, will be trained in children’s safety. We offer training resources here.

We also expect that every individual working with children or youth have a valid, up-to-date background check. Scroll up to the background check section for potential background check services.

Hosting churches are responsible for ensuring that safety training and that background checks have been completed according to any applicable local or state law.