The Safer Congregations Committee advises the Board on the creation, implementation and oversight of policies and procedures that insure a safe environment for children, youth, and adults at The Unitarian Church of Westport. The Safer Congregations Committee also acts as the Response Team for any allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, professional misconduct, or violent, threatening or harassing behavior committed by a member or regular visitor to the congregation or to determine if and how a person with a history of sex offenses can be safely engaged in the congregation.
Unitarian Church in Westport Sex Abuse Prevention information handout (this document includes hotline #’s, definition of sexual abuse, signs of sexual or physical abuse, possible signs of an adult or older youth being an abuser)
The Department of Children and Families – HART (Human Anti-Trafficking Response) Team
(Addressing Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children in Connecticut)
CLICK HERE for the Safer Congregation’s charter.