Church Background Check Policy and Forms (2) to help protect your church during their employee hiring process...
The Background Check is your best line of defense when protecting your children, the elderly, and other vulnerable people in your church.
Requiring a background check for your church when going through the hiring process or even when choosing volunteers you don't know discourages predators from slipping into positions where they can hurt others.
These kind of Human Resources background checks in combination with other screening techniques demonstrates that your church is cautious in selection practices of their employees or volunteers and in this day and time you cannot be to careful even in a church setting.
You can find free background checks or you can pay for the background check services. The free background services have to better than not doing a background checks at all. The paid background services go into a more complex screening depending on your organization or company. Most big organizations or big businesses use these paid services on a regular basis.
Churches in this day and time are facing more pressure to provide safe and secure environments for their church members while maintaining a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that is not hindered by security measures. Each church needs to achieve the balance between an open facility and a secure facility.
Some organizations and/or churches feel that there is no need for all of the extra measures to ensure safety and it's not necessary to have all the church security but that's not the case in our current world today. It is different now then it was 10 years ago.
Churches need to educate their leadership and volunteers on the areas of church security and children's security while maintaining that balance between a secure, but friendly environment. Have a strategy in place to properly deal with a person(s) who is acting strange or highly agitated in which your church staff and/or volunteers are highly educated on what to do in these cases.
Note: These sample forms are meant to serve as example forms and should not be construed as legal documents. Please contact a legal professional for legal language for your specific organization.