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: