Child Protection & Safety Guidelines

» RYM's Safety Policy

Any adult adult chaperone (18 yrs. +) attending an RYM summer conference must complete BOTH of the following child protection requirements prior to arriving at RYM:

1. National Criminal Background Check

Any national criminal background check will be accepted, as long as it is a NATIONAL check. There are many companies that offer this service... a quick search on Google turns up a large list of results. National criminal background checks typically cost in the ballpark of $10 - $15.
RYM currently uses Protect My Ministry for our staff. You are welcome to use Protect My Ministry by clicking on this link: www.ministryopportunities.org/ReformedYouth
Results from the Protect My Ministry national criminal background check are automatically forwarded to the RYM staff. 
If you use another company, please email the results to the RYM Director of Conferences.

*National criminal background checks are good for a 2 year period. If you completed this check last year, you are good. If not, please renew this national criminal background check. The deadline for completing the national criminal background check is prior to your arrival as a chaperone for an RYM summer conference.

2. Darkness To Light Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Training

RYM currently recommends Darkness to Light for its child sexual abuse awareness training. There are other acceptable companies that provide similar training (perhaps Ministry Safe or others). These types of trainings typically cost in the ballpark of $10.
If you would like to use Darkness to Light, please click here to sign up for a one-time, Darkness to Light user account.
After completing the video series, you will take a quiz.
And after passing the quiz, please email the RYM Director of Conferences a copy of the completion certificate.

*Darkness to Light training certificates are good for a 2 year period. If you completed the child sexual abuse awareness training last year, you are good. If not, please renew this training. The deadline for completing the Darkness to Light Child Sexual Abuse Awareness training is prior to your arrival as a chaperone for an RYM summer conference.

If you have any questions, please contact the RYM Director of Conferences.