First United Methodist Church of Oviedo
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Open hearts, Open minds, Open doors

Child / Youth Protection Process

 
 
 
First United Methodist Church of Oviedo makes every effort to provide a "safe sanctuary" and protective environment for our children and youth. One way we do this is with our Child/Youth Protection Policy that was developed under the guidelines of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. (Click here to read the policy.)
  1. Participation Covenant Form -- Sign the Participation Covenant Form and either email or deliver it to Gwen Hubbs (ghubbs@fumco.net).
  2. Criminal Records (Background) Check Request Form -- Except for people who participate only on the Youth Council, the Children’s Council, or VBS (Vacation Bible School), fill out the Criminal Records (Background) Check Request Form in its entirety.  First Church cannot make this request on someone’s behalf.  Your Social Security Number must be included or the Check cannot be completed. Background Checks must be renewed every five (5) years and the cost of the Background Check will be covered by First Church. Gwen Hubbs maintains a list of people who need the Check and they will be automatically notified when renewal is necessary.
  3. Online Child/Youth Protection Training -- The First United Methodist Church of Oviedo Child/Youth Protection Policy requires that “all paid staff members, screened and non-screened adult volunteers who work consistently with children and/or youth must undergo Youth Protection Training at least annually.” To address the training requirement, on-line computer Child and Youth Protection Training courses have been put in place so that training can be taken from any computer with Internet access any time it’s convenient, day or night, seven days a week.  For people without computer access, training sessions can be scheduled.  Gwen Hubbs maintains a list of FUMCO people who need the training, and they will be automatically notified when initial or annual renewal training is necessary.  Parents and church leaders are also strongly encouraged to take the training.  Please contact Gwen Hubbs or Kraig Lenius for more information, or to register for training.

Click here for CHILD/YOUTH PROTECTION POLICY

Click here for PARTICIPATION COVENANT STATEMENT FORM
 
Click here for CRIMINAL RECORDS (BACKGROUND) CHECK REQUEST FORM 
 
Click here for CHILD/YOUTH PROTECTION EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION