Sharon - posted on 11/13/2011 ( 26 moms have responded )
I am interested in hearing from anyone who may be able to help with a legal child-protection matter. At my church, parents have just been asked to sign a permission note if their children are going out to Sunday school activities. We have always had permission notes for leaving church property, or if the children are at church property without their parents, but this is a step further. These activities are on the same property as the church, and the younger groups (primary and below) in the room next to the main church hall (you can hear them during church). Each is supervised by two adults who have been screened and done an industry specific working with children course. I feel that the permission note is superfluous. I want to know if anyone who has experience with a similar issue has some real knowledge about whether such a permission note will actually make any difference should the church, or an individual within the church, have litigation brought against them?