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AB-506 was made effective on January 1, 2022. The rollout from the state hasn’t been completely smooth and there has been new legislation passed that changes 2 things: Clarifies the expectations and deadlines with implementing LiveScan. Adds more confusion when supervising youth We wish that this was easy, but it’s not. We’ve brought back Bob…

Safety for your congregants and your facility is of the utmost importance in this day and age. It is our goal to ensure you have the authoritative and expert information to get the proper security solutions your ministry needs. Here are a few helpful links for you and your team to access all in one…

Our team has been receiving a lot of calls from ministries about things that they’ve been told about CalSavers Retirement Savings Program and the upcoming deadline to enroll by June 30, 2022.  What is CalSavers? CalSavers was established by the State of California to provide employees a way to save for retirement through automatic payroll deduction. Employers are generally required…

If you have a children and youth’s ministry at your church, you must implement a child protection program that included background checks. So, what happens when something comes up? Here at ChurchWest, we receive calls just about weekly from churches that have run a background check and that happens. Of course, your good judgement is…

Why was AB506 passed? In 2020, Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, prompting what has been called the largest sexual abuse settlement in history.  The chain of events leading to the organization’s demise begins with the #MeToo movement. In response to #MeToo, multiple states passed legislation allowing accusers to sue for allegations…

Everything your ministry needs to understand California law AB-506, which took effect January 1, 2022 and renders most ministries’ existing child policies incompliant.

This template is built around the underwriting requirements for our partner insurers who specialize in ministry Sexual Misconduct Coverage

California law AB-506 now specifies the specific type of background check your ministry must complete through the California Department of Justice.

Making a report of suspected child abuse can be difficult; the best way to minimize the difficulty is to be trained for the experience.