Safe Sanctuary

Safe Sanctuaries is a class that allows our sanctuaries, classrooms, mission encounters, camps and retreats, and all spaces where we gather to worship and serve God to be places of trust. This class allows us to be a safe place for children and youth.

It is required by Haygood’s Safe Sanctuary Policy that anyone who is volunteering or working with Protected Persons (children under the age of 18 years) must be certified. Please read both the Safe Sanctuary Policy and the test prior to watching the video.  Once read, please watch the video. Once the video is over, please complete the safe sanctuary test and forward it to Ashley Brookins at

To become certified, there are 2 steps that must be completed:
1) View the training video link below.
2) Download the documents below (social networking and blogging policy, background check, and test) and complete and return to Ashley Brookins by A) mail to: Ashley Brookins, c/o Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church, 1015 East Rock Springs Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, or B) scan and email.

Click to view the Safe Sanctuary Training video.

Or use link below:

Click here to download the Safe Sanctuary social networking and Blogging Policy, Background Check, and Test.

Click here to download the Safe Sanctuary policy. (Retain for your Records)

For any questions, contact Ashley Brookins by email or call at 404-872-9613.