Radha-Krishna Lotus Temple
ISKCON PHOENIX
International Society For Krishna Consciousness


Founder Acarya His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Child Protection Office


ISKCON


ISKCON PHOENIX - Child Safety Policy

 

ISKCON PHOENIX welcomes children of all ages.  Please help us keep the temple a safe and pleasant place for everyone by adhering to the following:

 

*A parent or guardian must accompany and supervise children at all times.

 

*Please help us provide a safe space while visiting ISKCON PHOENIX by providing an activity for

  your child while in the temple room, as well as remaining with your child at all times


*Please talk to your children about the danger in talking to strangers and teach that it is ok to 

 call for help.  Children should always feel secure and should be able to communicate without feeling

 insecure or embarrassed.


*If your child is attending a program at the temple, please pick up your child  from the classroom.  If your 

 child is enrolled in our Sunday School program, the children will be released in the temple room. If you will 

 not be in the temple room by the time the children are dismissed, then please pick up your child from the  classroom before the end of the class.

 

*Help children understand how to behave with respect in the temple room; not to damage

  musical instruments; where to play and where not to play.

 

            -Where to play: designated playing area is located on the North area of the temple

              (swing set area).

 

            -Where not to play: Tulasi pavilion; flower beds; in the parking lots/driveways;

              climbing/breaking trees, running in the temple room, bathrooms, prasadam room.

 

 

*For safety reasons children bicycling, skateboarding, and riding on scooters is not permitted on  

  temple grounds.

 

*Children are not permitted entry into:

 

a)     Ashrams (resident rooms)

b)     Kitchen                             

 

*Children may look at but are restricted from picking flowers.  

 

*Temple residents and staff are not responsible for unsupervised or unaccompanied children.

 

*If a temple resident or staff becomes aware of an unattended child they will try to contact a   

  parent or legal guardian.  If unable to locate parent/guardian appropriate authorities will be

  contacted.

 

By following these guidelines for a safe visit to SriSri RadhaMadhavahari dhama (ISKCON Phoenix) you will help ensure a pleasant time for everyone.

 

 

 

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These children are given to us by Krishna, they are Vaisnavas and we must be very careful to protect them.  These are not ordinary children, they are Vaikunta children, and we are very fortunate we can give them a chance to advance further in Krishna Consciousness.  That is very great responsibility, do not neglect    it or be confused.  Your duty is very clear.”   

Srila Prabhupada                                                                           

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