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Two Unrelated Adults Present for Youth Safety
Two Unrelated Adults Present for Youth Safety
High School-Aged Youth Faith Development, Middle School-Aged Youth Faith Development, Safe Congregations

It is advisable to have two (or more) unrelated adults with youth during all programs and events. This helps to protect youth from abusive or manipulative situations.

Avoid teams with adults who are married to each other or in otherwise very close relationships unless the team includes other unrelated adults. Married people cannot testify on behalf of or against their partner in court. In a conflicted or litigious situation, they do not count as a second set of eyes in the room.

Next Best Practice: Spaces for Pastoral Care    

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  • The regional Congregational Life staff are congregations' local connection to the UUA. All of the program Congregational Life staff have expertise in most aspects of congregational life and each also has a few program areas of expertise. See the UUA Congregational Life Staff...

For more information contact safecongregations@uua.org.

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