Accrediting Your Church Safety and Security Program
CorrValues has established accreditation standards for church safety and security programs and uses those standards to accredit churches who meet them. Read below for the reasons to become accredited, and how the process works.
Why Accreditation For Church Safety and Security?
Accreditation provides assurance to your pastor, board and church leaders that you are meeting externally established standards for maintaining the safety and security of your church
Accreditation provides peace of mind to families in your church that this is a safe place for them to worship
Accreditation provides confidence to visitors that their children and families will be safe while in your facility
Accreditation can provide reduction in your church insurance rates
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation provides external validation of the effectiveness of your church safety and security program. Standards have been developed that address all issues related to church safety and security, including (but not limited to):
Safety of the property, buildings and physical plant of your church
Security of the property
Safety of children and teens (including nursery check in and monitoring, safety of restrooms, safety of church practices for Sunday School and youth group, etc.)
Verbal de-escalation practices when necessary
Security from threats or incidents of violence
Presence of safety plans
How Does My Church Become Accredited?
The accreditation process is straightforward and may be completed in less than three months. The process consists of:
Provision of accreditation standards to the church for preliminary review
Accreditation site visit and assessment
Report on site visit findings
We work with your church to ensure you know ahead of time what needs to be done to achieve accreditation, and how to address any deficiencies. Our goal is for you to meet standards, and then become accredited, in as efficient a manner as possible