YWAM Ireland is committed to ensure both our volunteers and the youth we work with are protected in all circumstances.
Because of this, YWAM-I is registered by Churches Child Protection Advice Service – who oversaw the development of our comprehensive Child Protection Policy, as well as our police-check system, record keeping and provide advice on all issues to do with YWAM’s best-practice policy for all interactions with young people.
Detailed records are kept of all interactions between YWAM Ireland staff, volunteers, students, etc. and the youth we work for. All staff, students, volunteers, and visitors are required to:
a – fill in a detailed application form, which asks for full disclosure of any police records kept
b – submit a current police check that validates the information given
c – submit three character references
d – receive proper training on child protection issues which we will provide upon arrival
e – keep detailed records of any ministry interaction between a YWAM staff/student/volunteer and a young person.
f – YWAM Ireland has a full Child Protection Policy (available upon request) and a Child Protection Advisory Team (CPAT) comprised of senior staff members from our operating locations. The members of the CPAT meet quarterly to review records, update policy and keep policies and practice concurrent.