AdSafe Ltd is a service of the Seventh-day Adventist Church committed to maintaining safe environments within the church and facilitating healing and justice pathways for victims of sexual and physical abuse.
Any concerns can be confidentially and anonymously shared with the 24-hour a day, 7-day a week AdSafe hotline: 1-800-220-468.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to creating and sustaining the church as a safe place for everyone. This includes maintaining safe environments within the church, its affiliated entities and all its programs as safe for children, vulnerable adults, volunteers and church workers. We want all people who come to our churches and church-related activities to feel equal, safe and free to meet with Jesus.
The AdSafe Survivor Services team provides care and support, and creates a safe environment where survivors can share their stories and be empowered to seek justice.
A predominant aspect of creating and sustaining a safer church environment is training. All safeguarding training is available online and can be accessed from AdSafe’s online training portal.
As Nominating Committees sit, please remember that all staff and volunteers who work with children and young people in the Church should be screened. This includes:
According to the worldwide ‘Church Manual’ (18th Edition, 2010) it is the duty of the local Church’s Nominating Committee to make careful inquiry into the suitability of people they nominate to the Church for appointment to positions with children and youth. Between appointment cycles, this duty rests with the local Church’s Board.
If you work with children, are in leadership in your church, are the Safe Place coordinator, you are encouraged to call AdSafe or contact the Conference with any questions.