If you are running any nonprofit or children’s program, it is imperative you run background checks on everyone.
I have heard too many stories where children were abused because everyone assumed a volunteer was trustworthy. When it comes to a child’s safety, never assume!
Yes, I am in children’s ministry. And yes, my wife has been the director of those ministries. Like everyone else, she has run background checks on me.
I would be very concerned if a ministry or nonprofit didn’t run a check on me. It is a good safety step for the volunteers as well as for the children.
I drew this cartoon for Kidzmatter Magazine.