Chapter 11 » 11.17

Membership of children

Options available to those admitted when they were children

Overseers should bring these options to the attention of younger Friends but should be sensitive enough not to press them to make any decision when they might not be ready for it (see 12.13.g). It is important, within the meeting, to build a relationship with each child or young person and to develop their understanding of membership, listening to their views.

Nothing in this section precludes young people under the age of sixteen from applying under the procedure described in 11.0411.12. See also 11.29 and 11.35.

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