SafeCARE 

SafeCARE* Certification Process

It is the goal of Pinewood to create a safe and secure environment for all children, students and volunteers who are involved in church activities. Pinewood maintains a child protection policy known as SafeCARE (Children and Adults in a Responsible Environment). To serve in Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, and at Pinewood Christian Academy, all staff and volunteers are required to be background checked, SafeCARE certified and wear specific SafeCARE nametags for easy identification.
* For volunteers 18 and over only. Volunteers under 18, please see
Deanna Myers, Director of Children's Ministry or Kristeel Barbuto for Pinewood Christian Academy.

SafeCARE Steps

Step 1: All volunteers and staff must complete the SafeCARE Application.The information collected in this secure form will be used for the sole purpose of helping the church provide a safe and secure environment for both children and workers.
Step 2:  To be SafeCARE certified, all applicants must watch a training video and successfully complete a quiz. The video is produced by SafeChurch, a subsidiary of Pinewood's insurance provider, GuideOne. This training video is a professional explanation of how to best care for the children and youth of our church, as well as to protect both the volunteers and Pinewood.
Step 3: The final step is training. All SafeCARE-certified volunteers participate in a training session provided by their ministry department, explaning how to best care for the children, youth, and students of Pinewood Christian Academy. It complements and reinforces our policies and procedures in this area.  
**After you finish, you can either email your SafeCARE certificate AND application or print them out and bring them in person to
Deanna Myers for the Church and Kristeel Barbuto for Pinewood Christian Academy.
 
*For more information on SafeCARE, contact the ministry leader in that department.
Deanna Myers - Director of Children's Ministry
Kristeel Barbuto - School Office Manager