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Child Safety Policy

Dove's Nest

NYMC asks that congregations use best practice and develop a safe child and youth policy. offers good resources for congregations to use in developing their policies.

Reporting of sex offenses should be done directly to NYS Hotline at 1-800-342-3720 with congregational leadership involvement.

At conference gatherings, we ask congregations to provide childcare using only caregivers who have been screened through background checks. If problems or issues arise, the conference contact person, Beth Steria is available to assist.