Q&A: Should Our Vans Have Child Restraints?
Q&A: Should Our Vans Have Child Restraints?

Several of our Children's Church volunteers have been transporting 2-to 12-year-olds in the church's 15-passenger van without child restraints. We have some concern that children requiring safety seats shouldn't be transported without these restraints. How can we protect our church in this situation?

This raises an important safety concern. Auto accidents are a major cause of injury and claims against ministries, and passenger safety should be an important part of every church's risk management assessment. Should one of your church's 15-passenger vans be involved in a collision resulting in injury to the children being transported, your ministry would almost certainly be found to be partially liable for the harm sustained if the children riding in the vans have not been properly secured. For this reason, it's strongly recommended that all children be placed in appropriate child safety seats.

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January 13, 2010
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