The safety of Children in our churches must be a priority each and every week. As such, we need to be aware of the laws in our State in regards to the reporting guidelines for possible child abuse. Please download the file listed below and take time to re-familiarize yourself with the law and procedures regarding this matter. This document is put out my the USC Children's Law Center and is very comprehensive, and at the same time, easy to understand. Please note that Ministers are considered in the mandatory reporting class and are considered "Institutional Providers".