At Oxford United Methodist Church, we love children, and we love our volunteers that work with them! That is why we adopted a Safe Sanctuaries policy, to ensure we keep our children as safe as possible, and to ensure our volunteers know that they are supported by the church.
You can find a PowerPoint of our policy here:
Under this policy, all volunteers must submit clearances. If you have been a PA resident for the past 10 years or longer, you need to get a PA state criminal background check, and a Childline abuse clearance. If you live out of state, you need an FBI background check. Here are the links:
http://www.psp.pa.gov/Pages/Request-a-Criminal-History-Record.aspx#.VTT_qmx0zIU – This page has links to both PA forms, plus other information.
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS – This is a link to the child abuse clearance form.
There is no cost for filling out the two state forms. Please contact the office for help in filing the forms.
If we ask for an affidavit, here is a link to that form: