A049 Host Model Policies on DFMS Website

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Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That this 79th General Convention direct the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society [DFMS] to host on its website the Model Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth and the Model Policies for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults for the prevention of sexual misconduct approved in 2017, the safe church training materials for such prevention including a comprehensive list of resources and to institute a procedure to update the training materials and curate the resources listed; and be it further

Resolved, That this 79th General Convention direct the Office of the General Convention [GCO] to oversee such hosting, updating and curation responsibilities.

Explanation

: In order to be used by dioceses, congregations and members of the Church, the Model Policies, safe church training materials, and resources must be readily available and accessible. The website maintained by DFMS is the natural site for the wide access needed for implementation and compliance. In addition, the website, as envisioned, will require curation to keep the training materials and resources up to date and relevant.


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