3/4 of Responding Churches Now Have Policies!

 Dove’s Nest is celebrating a significant increase in the number of churches reporting they have a written child protection policy. This finding appeared in a survey conducted by Dove’s Nest board and staff this spring, began as the organization is approaching its ten-year anniversary in 2019. 

In 2010, only half of churches reported having a child protection policy. In the 2018 survey, nearly three-fourths of churches reported having a policy. 

The survey also found that large rural churches are the most likely to have a child protection policy. Small churches in urban areas appear the least likely to have child protection policies.


Dove's Nest's mission is to empower and equip faith communities to keep children and youth safe in their homes, churches, and communities. "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children"  (Luke 18:16 NLT).