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Thumbs Up for Our Kids

Let’s get fingerprinted!

What is this?
Elite LiveScan will be at the church following worship on April 29, 2012 to scan fingerprints for all of our workers and volunteers in ministry with children and youth.

Why are we doing this?
Fingerprinting is part of our church’s official Sexual Misconduct Prevention/Child Safety Policy. This is one way of making sure our church is a Safe Place for all kids.

Who should be fingerprinted?
Anyone who works in any way with anyone under 18 in our church. This includes nursery and older kid care workers, church school teachers and shepherds, youth volunteers, and anyone who might find themselves working with young people.

What does it cost/do I have to pay?
The church will be covering the cost of about $30.00 per person. Of course, we always take donations. 🙂

What do I need to bring/do?
A picture ID. The church will supply a form to fill out that morning.

Who receives the information?
Only the state certified, official “Custodian of Records,” in this case our office administrator, Mimi Lange.

What if I can’t be at church on the 29th?
Some time after April 29, you may pick up a form from the church with specific details and billing information and go to the Elite LiveScan office in downtown San Bernardino (699 North Arrowhead Avenue, Suite 102) between 8:30 and 12:30 any weekday. All workers/volunteers must be fingerprinted by the beginning of September 2012 to share in our programs with children.

What else are we doing to ensure our kids’ safety?
Workers and volunteers will be completing on-line child safety training. We also follow basic safety precautions such as having two adults in classrooms, keeping doors open on the rare occasions this isn’t possible, and having younger children picked up by parents after church school.

Are there other options for training?
The Presbytery of Riverside offers trainings. The next one takes place on Wednesday, April 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Information Here.) They will be holding an additional training on a Saturday in October.