Should you suspect that a student under your care is being neglected or physically or sexually abused, it is important that you contact the Pastor or Director over your ministry age group at the earliest opportune time. A pastor or Director is a Mandatory Reporter and will take any necessary action. As a volunteer, you should not conduct an "interview" with the student or initiate contact with the parents about any suspicions of abuse as this is the responsibility of the Pastor or Director. Any information told to you should be kept confidential.
Your service requires that you agree with the following guidelines to prevent child abuse or false accusations of abuse. Following these guidelines will help protect both Rolling Hills Community Church and you, our valued volunteer, from liability.
RHCC classrooms/off campus activities
A student must never be alone with an adult. Classroom doors should be propped open when children/students are arriving, especially when only one child/student is in the room.
Physical contact is permissible, but should be kept to a minimum and in the presence of other adults and students. Appropriate touching includes handshakes, "high fives," brief side hugs, or a brief touch on the shoulder.