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Welcome NorthStar Church Network

Become a Member with ECAP and get the support you need to establish an effective Child Protection Program.

Introduction to ECAP

The Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention was created in 2019 to provide awareness, accreditation, and resources to help Christian organizations that serve kids protect the vulnerable in ministry. 

Over several years, ECAP developed a set of Child Safety Standards which were drafted by an committee of experts and reviewed by a team of attorneys with related professional experience. These standards now serve as the basis for our Accreditation Program. ECAP awards accreditation to ministries that demonstrate compliance to Child Safety Standards through an assessment and audit process.

ECAP Memberships are designed to serve and support organizations that want to tap into resources from ECAP or our Affiliates. Membership can aid ministries in working toward compliance and accreditation at their own pace.

ECAP is partnering with NorthStar Network churches to help them make their ministries safe for kids. 

Member Benefits

Guidance from ECAP staff

Get individualized advice and consultation on building your Child Protection Program.

Exclusive Child Safety Resources

Delve into a treasure trove of resources to fortify your knowledge and practices.

Discounted Offerings from Affiliate Providers

Access exclusive deals on products and services from trusted organizations.

Discounted Access to ECAP Events

Enjoy reduced rates for or free admission to ECAP events.

Empowerment through Unity

Forge connections with ministries sharing your mission to safeguard children.

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These checklists are designed to help you assess your Child Safety Program against the ECAP Child Safety Standards or to prepare for a compliance audit. Leadership and administrators may use these tools to understand where your ministry aligns with the ECAP Standards.


When you’re ready, begin the accreditation process.

Learn more about Accreditation

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