by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Risk Management

§ 10.11.01
Key point 10-11.01. Churches can reduce the risk of liability based on negligent supervision for injuries not involving sexual misconduct by adopting risk management policies and procedures.

Churches can reduce the risk of liability based on negligent supervision for injuries not involving sexual misconduct by adopting risk management policies and procedures. Several risk management strategies addressed in section 10-09.03 are relevant in this context as well, and should be reviewed carefully. Here are some additional risk management strategies:

1. Adequate Number of Qualified Adults

Use an adequate number of adults to supervise all church activities, especially those involving minors. Also, be sure that the adult supervisors are adequately trained to respond to emergencies.

2. Checking the Policies of Other Charities ("benchmarking")

Check with the Red Cross, YMCA, Boy Scouts, and ...

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