Effectively handling abuse allegation warrants careful proactive planning, not just reacting when the unthinkable happens. In churches and other childcare settings this means taking critical steps like worker screening, training, attentiveness to legal compliance, and readiness for addressing each situation with its own unique issues. We are pleased to provide access to Church Law & Tax’s on-demand Handling A Child Abuse Allegation in Your Church webinar, which addresses these important issues in a lively Q & A format. W&O’s Partner Sally Wagenmaker served as one of the panelists, along with attorney Rob Showers, attorney Theresa Sidebotham, and Jeff Dalrymple of the Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention.
The year 2021 is quickly winding up, and 2022 is just across the horizon! Our law firm’s attorneys and paralegals deeply value the honor and opportunity to assist so many amazing nonprofit organizations and their incredible leaders, and to help advance their compelling and worthwhile missions. Thank you for this opportunity to serve as trusted legal advisors providing client-focused solutions, creative approaches to advance clients’ interests, and vibrant community engagement to help the nonprofit sector flourish. As a parting gift for this year, we’d like to share some holiday cheer – and what better way than through providing links to some key W&O blog articles across our nonprofit practice groups? We hope the W&O blog will continue to be a valuable resource for you!
All nonprofits should obtain sufficient insurance coverage for their organization’s activities, property, and other needs. The following article addresses liability coverage aspects for risk management purposes, such as warranted for children’s programs and other activities involving participants on the premises. It is published by permission from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company.