Child Safety

Keeping Your Children Safe

Grace Baptist Church takes seriously the safety & security of every child within our ministries. Here's how we protect the children entrusted to us.

Mandatory screening & training

All staff & volunteers working with minors must complete GraceKids’ child protection training & screening process.

Electronic check-in

Ages newborn–5th grade are electronically checked in for all GraceKids activities.

Allergy, medical, & security alerts

Our check-in process gives parents the ability to alert workers to significant allergy, medical, and/or security issues.

Electronic building security

We incorporate electronic security measures throughout our facility to enhance safety.

Minimum 2 adults with children

Children aren't left in the classroom without at least 2 unrelated adult volunteers present.

Caring Well Team

GraceKids has a Caring Well Team created to direct our Child Safety training & policies.

Check-In & Check-Out

All children must be checked into GraceKids ministries in accordance with our Child Safety Policy.

Check-In

  1. 1. Visit any check-in station located in these areas:
    • Preschool Neighborhood (First-time guests, we’d be happy to assist you here!)
    • Gym Lobby
    • Henderson Hall (3rd Floor)
  2. 2. Follow the system prompts to check your child into the appropriate ministry.
    • Please provide a mobile number (& your carrier) where we can text you if issues arise.
  3. 3. Place the printed nametag on your child.
    • Allergy, medical, & security alert stickers will be available.
  4. 4. Keep the printed security tag for check-out.
  5. 5. Drop off your child at the appropriate classroom.
    • Your child must be wearing the printed nametag to enter a classroom.
    • Your child must be dropped off by a parent or guardian only.

Plan to arrive prior to scheduled start times to complete the check-in process.

Check-Out

  1. 1. Return to your child’s classroom for check-out.
    • Your child will remain in the classroom until checked out.
  2. 2. Show your printed security tag to a ministry volunteer.
    • When necessary, another parent or guardian may show the printed security tag for check-out.
    • Only adults (18+) with security tags will be able to check out children.
    • When volunteers are uncertain if a child is being checked out by the correct adult, the Ministry Coordinator, Director of Children’s Ministries, or Children’s Ministries Assistant will be contacted for approval.

Please arrive promptly for check-out to allow volunteers to join their families.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact me for security concerns, questions, child-specific concerns, & requests for special allowances or exemptions.

Barb Hunt

Director of Children's Ministries

Ariana Lankford

Children's Ministries Assistant