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Welcome to SAFEr Church Classis Quinte

Should you have questions or need assistance, please connect with Carolyn Hoekstra, Classis Quinte SAFEr Church Coordinator at

2024 EVENTS:

📅NEXT meeting is August 14, from 6:30 - 9 pm 


 at Grace CRC, 440 King St. E.,   Cobourg where we will be   planning   the Classis Quinte   Abuse Awareness Sunday

                                 (Oct. 27th).

Agenda items can be emailed to

MINUTES to MAY 25th meeting - click here

Join our TEAMS Safe Church site                  

Past Meeting Minutes:         

Click here for the MINUTES to November 7th meeting.

Classis Quinte CLASSIS Report - January 20, 2024

SAFEr Church Classis Coordinator Report


This section is to help you and your church prepare and provide updated SAFEr Church Policies and forms. (Resources shown in BOLD text are live links.)

1.  SAFEr Church Policy Template -  This template is complete with policy, guidelines, forms for use within your church.          To insert your church's name into the document, follow the "HOW TO" Insert pdf sheet.

2.  SAFEr Church Policy CHECKLIST - a form to utilize when auditing your current policy.  This checklist is based on           the Robertson-Hall Insurance Abuse Prevention Declaration for churches and/or charitable organizations.              NOTE: When using this FILLABLE Word document, please download and save a copy to your desktop to make this a usable form.

3. FORMS:  Should you already have your policy completed, and only require one or more forms

Appendix C:  Confidentiality

Appendix D:  CRC Code of Conduct (Group Signatures)

Appendix D:  CRC Code of Conduct (Single Signature)

Appendix E:  Children & Youth Worker APPLICATION form

Appendix F:  Children & Youth Worker RENEWAL form

Appendix G:  Participation & Release Form (includes Photo & Media Release Form) (for Gems, Cadets, Youth, etc.)

Appendix H:  Accident/Incident Reporting Form

4. RENTING FACILITIES TO OUTSIDE GROUPS: HOW TO AVOID LIABILITY RISKS - Click HERE for a great article written by Ken Hall of Robertson-Hall Insurance.  

THRIVE Website (formally Safe Church Ministry)

Available TRAINING Resources:

1. Policy Overview (Video) for Congregational use - This is a 10-minute video explaining the various parts of the policy and reviewing the definition of abuse.  Good resource to show at congregational meetings or before a Worship service.  (NOTE:  this is not a Training Video for Ministry Leaders/Volunteers.)

2. Online (CRCNA Safe Church) The Power to Do Good:  The Use and Misuse of Power in the Church 

 This is a free training.  You need to create your free profile prior to completing the online course.

3.  Suicide Prevention Guidelines - N.I.C.E Online resource

Still to come:

     Training for Ministry Leaders, Council, Volunteers (hopefully available early 2024)

Keep coming back for updates and new resources.

Should you need something, please reach out to Carolyn Hoekstra for assistance.