Posts Tagged ‘safety policies’

How To: Guidelines for Youth Ministry at COVID-19 Level 3

Contributed by: Lorna Gray, National Youth Facilitator

We are all out of Alert Level 3 right now however, should things alter, here are some guidelines for youth ministry at Alert Level 3.
As people have moved in and out of different levels, there is a weariness in many and it is taking it’s toll on mental well being. Let’s all continue to be... See more

How To: Guidelines for Youth Ministry at COVID-19 Level 2.5, Level 2 and Level 1

Contributed by: Lorna Gray, National Youth Facilitator

Guidelines updated 20 September 2020
Resuming youth ministry in person is desperately needed but has to be done carefully, respecting the guidelines set out by the New Zealand Government. As a nation we have come a long way in the COVID-19 journey and we are not wanting to compromise the ground... See more

How To: COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Advice for Youth Ministry

Kia ora, Hello to every one involved in youth ministry in Aotearoa. We are in a season like no other. From midnight 24 March we are moving into Covid-19 Alert Level 4. As anxieties build and things change so rapidly can we start with a quote from Farid Ahmed A Christchurch shooting survivor and... See more

How To: Video Conferencing with Young People

As the church adapts to these extraordinary times, when we can no longer gather in person, we are navigating and exploring new ways of connecting. Even though your youth group may not be meeting in person, our young people still need opportunities to stay connect with one another, and receive input... See more

Safety: Code of Ethics for Youth Work

Contributed by: Lorna Gray, National Youth Facilitator

The Code of Ethics provides an agreed set of guidelines for youth work in Aotearoa to ensure that youth work is carried out in a safe, skilled, ethical manner.
The Code of Ethics for Youth Work in Aotearoa New Zealand is designed for youth workers but is relevant to all individuals working with... See more

Safety: Permission Forms

Make sure you cover all your bases with a general permission form for your youth programmes. We've got a sample form that you can easily adapt to your own needs. This will enable you to also collect the relevant personal details, such as emergency contact details, and any relevant medical or... See more

Safety: Smoking

Contributed by: 'Keeping Them Safe', Diocese of Christchurch

As a leadership team, you need to have a clear policy about smoking at youth events as there are issues of role modelling, self-control, health and anti-social behaviour to consider. It is generally advisable to ban smoking during youth group. At the same time, you need to be careful not to make... See more