Child and Vulnerable Person Protection Policy

As a community of faith called to live Christ’s love, welcome all people, and joyfully serve God, we believe that we must do all we can to protect the children who worship, learn, and grow here as well as protect the adults who generously share their faithful gifts with the children. It is because of these beliefs that we established the Child Protection Policy for all working with and ministering to the children, youth and vulnerable persons of WGPC.

WGPC Child and Vulnerable Person Protection Policy

Prior to volunteering at WGPC the following must be completed:

  1. Complete the WGPC Child and Vulnerable Person Protection Policy online training
    (Must be completed in one sitting. Responses will be sent to WGPC automatically upon completion)
  2. Complete the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Training
    1. Forward your Missouri Mandated Reporter completion certificate to Joyce Kimmons at jlk@wgpc.org
  3. Submit the Background Screening Information Request Form in person or by mail to the church office: Attn: Joyce Kimmons, 45 W. Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119
  4. Complete the Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR).
    1. Visit the FCSR website to check if you are already registered
    2. If you are not in the database, proceed with the online registration
    3. Registration can also be done by mail using this Worker Registration form along with a copy of your social security card
    4. When you receive notification of results from FCSR, please forward to Joyce Kimmons jlk@wgpc.org
    5. Please note, there is a $14 fee (plus $1.25 processing fee if done online) to register.
  5. If you would like to be included as an Approved Driver, complete the bottom section of the Background Screening Information Request form (in step 3 above) and include a copy of your driver license and insurance card when submitting to Joyce. A Motor Vehicle Record search will be completed.

Please note, completing the online training sessions may take a couple hours. 

Once you have completed all the above steps, you will be certified to volunteer at WGPC for three years. When this time period is close to expiring, you will receive notification to renew your certification.

Questions? Contact Joyce Kimmons or Cherstin Byers.

We seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people and joyfully serve God.