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Child Sexual Abuse Response Plan

Child Sexual Abuse Response Plan

Put a plan into action to prevent child sexual abuse from happening in your church.
Pastor, Church & Law

Legal Liability Member access only

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Pastor, Church & Law

Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Ministers Failing to Report Child Abuse Member access only

Can ministers face criminal and civil charges for not reporting abuse?
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"I Can't Promise Not to Tell" Member access only

Youth workers have ethical and legal duties they must fulfill.
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Protecting the Elderly from Abuse Member access only

Create policies and procedures to protect older adults in your church.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Disclosing a Child Abuse Reporter's Identity Member access only

Can the state reveal reporting sources?
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What Youth Pastors Should Know about Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

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Church Liability for the Sexual Molestation of Minors Member access only

A recent case provides helpful guidance.
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Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that church leaders who failed to report allegations of child abuse could not be sued.
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Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

A New York court ruled that the subject of a child abuse report had no legal right to obtain the name of the person who reported the abuse.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

A Texas court ruled that the clergy-penitent privilege did not prevent a minister from testifying against a church member in a child molestation prosecution.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

A Utah court ruled that a national church was not liable for the molestation of two minors by a local church leader.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

A Pennsylvania court ruled that a victim of child abuse could not sue ministers who knew of the abuse but failed to report it.
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Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

A California court ruled that the "ecclesiastical privilege" prevented it from resolving a pastor's lawsuit against his denomination.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers - Part 1 Member access only

A Delaware court ruled that a church could be liable on the basis of negligence and emotional distress for its failure to act when a female member complained.
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Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers - Part 2 Member access only

A Connecticut court ruled that a Catholic diocese could not be liable for "reckless or wanton misconduct" as a result of the molestation of a minor by a priest.
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Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

A federal appeals court ruled that a church was not liable for a minister's acts of child molestation on the basis of a failure to comply with the state child abuse reporting law.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

A Minnesota court ruled that a failure by church leaders to report known cases of child abuse as required by state child abuse reporting law did not expose the church to liability.
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Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

A New York court ruled that a school principal and counselor could be personally liable for failing to report suspected child abuse to state authorities.
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