Child Safety

We work to make our local meetings warm, safe, and nurturing communities.  We hope they are places where we can learn from each other and where children can safely take risks as they grow and become more fully themselves.  Careful thought around interpersonal boundaries and appropriate behaviors by adults, youth, and children can help us achieve this worthy goal.

New England Yearly Meeting has a Child Safety Policy which includes many helpful resources.

The Yearly Meeting will run a background check for youth workers in your local meeting at no cost. To request a screening, please email the Office Manager, who will send a link to a form to complete; or, you may download the form below and mail it to the office. If you have questions, please contact the Yearly Meeting office.

File Downloads

NEYM Volunteer Screening Form

To be completed by all volunteers working with youth in the Yearly Meeting. Please cut the page in half to create two forms.

BYM Virtual Youth Group Guidelines

Sample guidelines for connecting virtually with youth, from Britain Yearly Meeting