“Children, Junior youth, and youth are the most precious treasure a community can possess, for in them are the promise and guarantee of the future.” (Letter from the Universal House of Justice to the Bahá’ís of the World, Ridván 2000)
“Children, junior youth and youth under 18, should not be left unsupervised at Bahá’í events. It should be borne in mind that the purpose of supervision is not only to prevent abuse, maltreatment or injury. Well-organized, high-quality supervision for children, junior youth and youth at Bahá’í events will facilitate a positive experience for them and aid the Bahá’í community in its aspiration to create for its young people environments that are emotionally safe and accepting, respectful, nurturing, courteous, fair, full of love, spiritually inspiring, and conducive to bringing out their best.” (Guidelines from National Spiritual Assembly, 2009)
To ensure the well-being, protection, and safety of all participants under the age of 18 during the sessions, meal time, free time, and evenings, all attendees under 18 must be registered and be accompanied by an adult who is also present at the conference at all times.