Administer first aid and immediately file an Accident Report
Only file an accident report if the injury requires medical attention
A and definitely not b
To document negative behaviour
To offer opportunity for staff to offer support to the offender
To determine that someone be removed from ministry with children or youth
All of the above
Promise you won’t tell
Question the validity of the report
Ask questions that can be answered “yes” or “no”
Believe the child, avoid an overt reaction, promise you will get help, document using the Report of Suspected Abuse form, discuss with staff only.
Ignore your suspicion, because it’s probably not happening.
Discuss your suspicions with close friends before you decide to report
Discuss your suspicions with staff immediately.
Wait until you are sure before you report suspicions of abuse.
From church staff
On the Dunwoody UMC website
In the Sunday School Attendance Folder
A and b