Children at BFM
Child Care and Religious Education for Children & Youth
Bethesda Friends are worshiping together
on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. via two venues
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Youth Safety Policy (2021)
Please use this link to view and download BFM's Youth Safety Policy (2021; pdf).
The policy was created to provide direction to the Meeting in the selection, hiring, and training of employees (or contract workers) and volunteers who are responsible for the supervision, guidance, and teaching of our children, as well as a committee structure to deal with concerns about child and youth safety. By implementing these practices, our goal is to protect the children and youth of Bethesda Friends Meeting from incidents of misconduct or inappropriate behavior.
Youth Program Procedural Manual (2021
The information in the Youth Program Procedural Manual (Nov 2021; pdf) reflects the revised Bethesda Friends Meeting (BFM) Youth Safety Policy (YSP) that was approved in April 2021. The Procedural Manual is designed for BFM youth workers who care for and teach BFM youth, ages 6 months to 18 years, and it incorporates procedures for the Child Care Program and First Day School Program.
Please take our Youth Safety Training
BFM’s Youth Safety Policy requires FDS teachers, paid childcare helpers, and anyone working more than 3 times a year with the children to undergo a background check, youth safety training, and a first aid course. All of our FDS teachers and paid childcare helpers satisfy these requirements. You can find more information about this policy here: https://www.bethesdafriends.org/resources/Documents/Public-Youth-Safety/Youth-Program-Procedural-Manual-2021-11.pdf