The Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention was created in 2019 to provide awareness, accreditation, and resources in order 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 a committee of professionals and experts in the field of risk management and abuse prevention, as well as a number of frontline practitioners who serve children. The standards were then reviewed by a team of attorneys with related professional experience.
These standards now serve as the basis for our Accreditation Program, which will engage Christian ministries in a process of accreditation and renewal. Accreditation is an independent process of compliance verification which determines if an organization meets defined standards. ECAP awards accreditation to ministries that demonstrate compliance to Child Safety Standards through an assessment and audit process.
If you aren’t ready to pursue accreditation, we encourage you to explore our church membership options so you can gain access to exclusive resources and support in protecting the children in your church. Read below or visit our Membership page for more information on membership.
ECAP Member Benefits
Empowerment through Unity
Forge connections with ministries sharing your mission to safeguard children.
Guidance from Field Experts
Attend training events led by field experts to sharpen your child protection skills.