The Upper New York Annual Conference establishes the Minimum Safe Sanctuaries Standards for all ministries. The mandatory minimum standards help protect children, youth and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. These standards apply to all local churches, district and annual conference ministries and those who serve within.
The Finger Lakes District and the Upper New York conference offer the course on a periodic basis.
All teachers and volunteers are required to complete this course before teaching or facilitating VBS or Sunday School.