Safety Policy & Training

Child, Youth & Vulnerable Adult Safety Policy

Rio Texas TRUSTed con CONFIANZ

ALL staff, as well as ALL adult volunteers who work with children, youth, and/or vulnerable adults (Staff, Volunteer, Clergy, or Lay) must be certified through the TRUSTed con Confianza certification process.


Steps for Certification:
  1. Go to www.safegatherings.com and create an account:
    • Apply for all the specific areas you will be working.
    • Provide one Clergy and one Lay reference.
      • You will need their email and phone number
      • It is best if you also contact them and let them know to look for a  brief reference form (takes 2-3 minutes to complete) in their email.
      • If you don't have a Clergy reference, please provide three references.
    • Submit your application for reference and background check.
      • BUMC is covering the cost of all background checks
      • All of your personal information is secure and confidential. BUMC Administrators are only able to view your progress in the process, not your personal information.
  2. Complete the 1st training course online through Safe Gatherings. This course (“Safe Gatherings for the United Methodist Church and Ministry – Rio Texas”) can be completed on your own time/schedule. It is a pre-requisite for the 2nd training certification course (“TRUSTed con Confianza” - see below).
  3. Carefully read the new Rio Texas Child, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult Safety Policy
  4. Attend the 2nd training course (“TRUSTed con Confianza” certification training)

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