|About the Child Protection and Safety Network|
In the summer of 2006, members of SIL and New Tribes agreed to co-sponsor a gathering in September to look at issues of child abuse and safety for the greater missions community.
Numerous agencies have been working in this area, in terms of current and historical abuse investigations, policy development, programs and treatment; but no one had brought different organizations together to address issues as a group.
The result of that meeting was to encourage multi-agency participation in a task force to develop, refine, and enhance policies, procedures, and resources for ensuring current and future child safety. This is the current mission statement of this task force:
As an outcome of the September 2006 Inter-Agency leadership consultation regarding issues of Child Safety and Abuse Response in missions, and in support of our common desire to provide a safe and rich experience for the children of our staff, we are resolved to collaborate together in creative new ways to:
- Develop and deliver common education and curriculum for the “network”
- Share resources between us in the “network”
- Develop common response and care protocols
Representatives from any mission agency are encouraged to participate.
At the CSPN USA Annual Conference held this past February 2012, a statement of faith was adopted as part of its articles of association.
Statement of Faith