BCC Staff Note: The BCC Weekend Media Resource is designed to alert our BCC audience to valuable resources that we have added to our site. Today we highlight three related resources by Pastor Brad Hambrick—all regarding a Response Plan for Sexual Abuse Against a Minor at Church.
This first resource is an introductory blog post on what a church should do when sexual abuse prevention fails. As Brad notes:
Every church ought to have the best possible sexual abuse prevention policies in their children’s ministry. These should be followed closely and reviewed regularly. But what happens when evil slips through the cracks of even the best policies and procedures? How does the church respond then? How should the church care for the victim, the victim’s parents, the alleged perpetrator, and cooperate with the legal authorities?
Read the rest of Brad’s insightful post at When Prevention Fails: A Sexual Abuse Policy for Churches.
Brad then provides an introduction to the actual Response Plan here.
Brad then offers a detailed sample Response Plan here.