Child Protection Policy
We take the safety of the children entrusted to us very seriously. In fact, this is something we believe we need to be 100% right on all the time. Therefore, we have policies in place to help make this a safe place physically, emotionally, and spiritually for your child. Each of our volunteers has filled out an application and voluntarily submitted themselves to a criminal background check. We have other policies in place as well that you can read more about in our volunteer handbook. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind. We will talk with a child and their parents if we suspect bullying is occuring. We want to ensure a safe environment for spiritual learning to take place. We have greeters in place in each of the Promiseland classrooms to make sure your child gets to the right place and has his/her nametag. We would appreciate it if you would promptly pick up your child following the worship service or connect with their small group leader if other arrangements have been made. Thank you for your help in making this a safe place for every child!
We practice fire drills for our lower level classrooms twice a year. In the event of a real emergency, please note our procedure below:
- Stay calm.
- Parents do not go downstairs to your child(ren). Children are being evacuated. No help is needed - parents coming downstairs will only add confusion. In an actual evacuation, you would meet your child(ren) at Cascade Fellowship.
- The Safety and Security Team is helping to evacuate the lower level, especially the nurseries. Adult leaders are all familiar with how to evacuate children from the church and will be leading everyone from the lower level to safety.
- Ushers will assist in evacuation of the upper level, especially the elderly and those in wheelchairs/with walkers.
If you would like more information, please contact Thornapple Children's Ministries: