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Each congregation may have its own sexual misconduct policies and procedures, however all allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct against members and elders will follow the procedures set out in the Book of Order, Rules of Discipline of the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

1. Sample Safety Policy: Medium or Small Church (.doc - 19 pgs.)

    Edited by the Rev. Ann Brizendine, Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery

2. Sample Safety Policy: Large Church (.doc - 18 pgs.)

    Edited by David Thompson.

3. Sample Safety Policy Guidelines from PC(USA).

Read with option to download:
We Won't Let It Happen Here! Preventing Child Abuse in the Church.

4. Sample Policy Against Sexual Harassment (.doc - 2 pgs.)

A sample Policy Against Harassment is designed for inclusion in an Employee Handbook and prohibits harassment of employees. A church or other organization may wish to expand this policy or adopt a separate policy regarding harassment of church members, volunteers, guests or others.

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