those who serve
MinistrySafe provides a complete Child Safety System
designed to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.
Protecting children and those who serve them
MinistrySafe provides a Complete Child Safety System
designed to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.
What is MinistrySafe?
MinistrySafe was founded by legal professionals and sexual abuse experts, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris. Through their litigation practice representing victims of child sexual abuse, they recognized a vital need to equip churches and ministry programs to better protect children from sexual abuse. The risk is real, and it's preventable. Prevention starts with awareness.
Why Choose MinistrySafe?
With over 60 years combined experience in sexual abuse litigation, consultation and crisis management, Love & Norris understand the risk of sexual abuse and how it unfolds in ministry programs. They recognized patterns in predatory behavior, known as the abuser’s grooming process, which is predictable and therefore preventable. MinistrySafe's complete Child Safety System provides comprehensive sexual abuse prevention.
MinistrySafe Offers Solutions For Your Program Needs
Every program providing services to children or youth wants to provide a safe, inviting environment where learning and enrichment can occur. When an effective Safety System is put in place, staff members and volunteers can focus on their core purpose, knowing precautions have been taken to prevent abuse and protect children in their care.
Our extensive experience providing training and resources to child-serving organizations shapes our industry-specific Safety System elements.
All ministries abhor child sexual abuse. Most claim to have ‘zero-tolerance’ for abuse, but there’s a difference between opposition to abuse in concept and having preventative, proactive initiatives in place to protect children.
MinistrySafe equips the church with state-of-the-art resources unique to church ministry programs.
Sadly, there’s no shortage of media reports about teachers and other school staff members getting arrested for sexually abusing one or more children. These disturbing reports alarm parents, students and all who are concerned about school safety. MinistrySafe provides schools with state-of-the-art tools and trainings, enabling schools to stay abreast of evolving state reporting, training and screening requirements.
Young athletes are taught to trust the coach, an adult in a position of authority. The right coach can have an incredibly positive impact on a child’s life—teaching and modeling sportsmanship, competition and teamwork. The wrong coach can cause serious damage.
Unfortunately, a growing number of sexual predators are gaining access to children through youth sports.
Foster care and adoption programs provide services to a particularly vulnerable group of children who we cannot allow to slip through the cracks. Children receiving services through foster or adoption programs are at higher risk for sexual abuse, and many have already experienced the devastating impact of abuse or neglect.
MinistrySafe provides unique resources for foster care and adoption programs.
Parents rely upon children’s programming to educate their children and enrich their lives. Regardless of the program chosen, parents want to know that their child will be safe with caregivers.
The reality is, the risk of sexual abuse is ensnaring children in rising numbers, and many adults entrusted with protecting children simply don’t have the facts about sexual abuse or sexual abusers. MinistrySafe provides unique resources for children’s programs.
The sexual abuse experts and attorneys at MinistrySafe have been training risk managers and insurance professionals for decades.
Agent/Underwriter Training provides comprehensive, four-hour training broken into three online Segments:
Segment 1: Understanding Sexual Abuse Risk
Segment 2: Identifying an Effective Safety System
Segment 3: Evaluating a Client’s Preparedness for Sexual Abuse Risk
Services We Provide
We offer comprehensive resources and training to protect children from sexual abuse in your ministry program.
The Complete Child Safety System
Our 5-Part Safety System is a comprehensive framework for sexual abuse prevention.
Live and Online Trainings
Bring high quality, high impact training to your team, wherever you are.
We take the mystery out of background checks and help you maximize results.
Seminary-level training equipping ministry leaders and risk managers.
Tailored Policies & Procedures
Let us help you create and implement effective policies and procedures.
Members have access to legal consultation from attorneys who are sexual abuse experts.
Risk Management Training
Comprehensive online training for insurance professionals and risk managers.
An Effective Child Safety System
Requires All Five Parts
An Effective Child Safety System Requires All Five Parts
What people are saying about us
MinistrySafe works with clients in a wide variety of child-serving industries utilizing tools and resources designed to better protect children.
In our broken world, children are threatened on all sides. MinistrySafe helps reduce the risk from those threats by thoroughly training organizations to recognize threats as well as those seeking to use our organizations to prey on children. We readily recommend the trainings offered by MinistrySafe and their processes for implementing best practices to keep the safety of students at the center of our actions.
Superintendent & CEO, Cleveland Lutheran HS Association
Protecting children and youth is something that Church Mutual takes very seriously. MinistrySafe is the most passionate, most advanced and most qualified authority on preventing child sexual abuse, which makes them the best choice to be our partner in preventing this risk.
Assistant VP - Risk Control, Church Mutual Insurance
MinistrySafe provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive sexual abuse prevention training available in the field today, offering comprehensive risk management programs which incorporate current research on child sexual abuse prevention practices.
Wayne D. Duehn, Ph.D., ACSW, LMSW-AP
Professor of Social Work
The services provided by MinistrySafe/Abuse Prevention Systems have helped Lena Pope Home further develop our risk management programs to protect children from abuse. They have also educated our staff as to the importance of our diligence as well as legal requirements related to their behavior with children and their responsibility to observe others with children.
Executive Director, Lena Pope Home
It is evident that we, as caregivers to children, need every available tool to assure the safest possible environment for children in ministry programs. MinistrySafe has supplied us with effective tools, provided training to our staff members, and cast the vision that each overseer has a responsibility to screen candidates who might seek to obtain a position in our church programs.
Children’s Pastor, Gateway Church
Our all-staff webcast was easy to set up and easy for attendees to view. We are grateful for the passion, care, experience and attention MinistrySafe provides to help protect children in our ministry. We rely on MinistrySafe as an integral training element to protect children and students involved in Perimeter ministries.
HR Specialist, Perimeter Church
I highly recommend MinistrySafe to churches as a resource for ensuring that staff members and volunteers are effectively screened and trained to keep our children safe.