WHY HAVE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR EVERYONE 18 & OVER?
Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth, and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.
Lakeside For Youth is following this United Methodist policy by requiring all people attending camp who are 18 years old and over to pass a background check. These background checks do not require fingerprinting.
Your church may already have a relationship with a company that provides this service to comply with your own Safe Sanctuaries policy. If not, First Advantage and Church Mutual are two companies that you may want to consider. Your church will have to contact the company and establish an account for your church so you can sign up individually.
WHAT DO WE DO AFTER WE GET THE BACKGROUND CHECK?
Lakeside For Youth is not asking to see the result s of each person's background check. We are asking that a counselor sign off that each person 18 years old and over has completed and passed a background check.