Youth Leader Screening & Training

Please complete the following 4 steps 

Abuse Prevention Policy & Resource Manual

Please read, sign, and submit to your Ministry Unit the “Acknowledgment of abuse prevention policy manual” found in the resource manual. 

Statement of Applicant for Working with Children & Youth

Complete at the commencement of your new position

Submit the form to your supervisor or corps officer

Supervisors will submit them to DHQ 


Police Check with

Vulnerable Sector 

Must be completed by anyone working with, volunteering with, or having direct access to children or youth

Renewed every 3 years

If the Police Record/Vulnerable Sector Check shows a past record, the individual must reveal to The Salvation Army the nature of the record to determine appropriateness of involvement in children and youth ministry.

Praesidium Abuse Prevention Training

Complete the following courses and send the certificates to your supervisor. A refresher course must be completed yearly. Praesidium will send a reminder 30 days prior to your refresher needing to be completed.

1. Foundations: Preventing Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations **

2. Duty to report

3. Keeping your church/camp/day camp safe (depending on your context you may be required to complete all)


*Please note that this course replaces “Meet Sam” and “It Happened To Me” if you have previously taken these courses you do not need to take the Foundations course. 

“It is the goal of The Salvation Army to provide parents with the safest place to send their children. Because parents perceive The Salvation Army as an organization that helps and cares for people, we need to live up to that perception when it comes to church and camp programs for their children.” (Nancy Turley, Territorial Abuse Advisor) We need to recognize that abuse happens and that it has happened within The Salvation Army. It is our job to work together to show families that “YOUR KIDS MATTER TO US” at The Salvation Army.

All documents must be kept on file at both the corps and at DHQ. Youth Workers should submit their documentation to their Corps Officer or designate at the corps. Corps can then submit electronic copies of documentation to Claire at DHQ.

If you have any questions, please contact