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Safeguarding Modules

Modules

Those who have once been trained in Safe Church are required to renew trainings after each 5-year period. This renewal takes place online. It should be noted, however, that individuals are welcome to renew their Safe Church Training at an in-person session as well. Safeguarding Online provides training in short, focused courses that can normally be completed in 30 – 45 minutes and may be taken from any location where a high-speed internet connection is available. Each parish congregation, school, or other ministry must have a designated Safeguarding Online Administrator. The local administrator will assist members of the congregation or ministry who are renewing their training after a five-year period to sign in and access Safeguarding Online training.

The process of establishing a parish/ministry Safeguarding Online coordinator is important for record keeping purposes. Please contact Deacon Hank Morrow and he will send you a link to set up your username and password.

FYI – all yellow modules are strongly suggested however one may choose the module most needed by role and function of volunteer or employee. Three modules are needed to renew.

What Modules do we need to take?

Suggestions:

For Clergy – Safeguarding God’s Children is mandated, SG People is strongly suggested

  • Abuse Prevention Refresher*
  • Duty to Report
  • Safe Church, Safe Communities: Introduction & Theological Background
  • Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith – for ministries
  • Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
  • Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Harassment for Managers and __________

Supervisors

  • Safe Church, Safe Communities: Organizational Rules & Policies
  • Abuse Prevention Refresher- Safeguarding God’s Children
  • Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers

All Church Personnel (as defined) Choose three –once every five years. Asterisk denotes recommended modules.

  • Meet Sam*
    • It Happened to Me
    • Keeping Your Church Safe*
    • Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith –for ministries
    • Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers

Your Policies—The Episcopal Diocese of Central PA

Modules for Safeguarding God’s Children who are youth ministry leaders

• Abuse Prevention Refresher*
• Meet Sam
* Keeping your camp safe
• Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith –for Congregations
• Your Policies

Nursery Workers (both paid and volunteer)

• It Happened to Me*
• Keeping Your Church Safe*
• Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Harassment for Workers
• Your Policies
• Abuse Prevention Refresher*

Sunday School (Church School) Teachers (both paid and volunteer)

• Keeping Your Church Safe*
• Meet Sam*
• It Happened to Me*
• Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Harassment of Church Workers
• Your Policies
• Abuse Prevention Refresher

Youth Group/Ministry Leaders

• Keeping Your Church Safe*
• Meet Sam*
• It Happened to Me
• Your Policies*
• Abuse Prevention Refresher
• Keeping Your Camp Safe (if applicable to your youth ministry)

Vestry Members/Wardens

• Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith – for Congregations*
• Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Harassment for Workers*
• Keeping Your Church Safe
• Abuse Prevention Refresher*

Occasional Volunteers

• Abuse Risk Management for Occasional Volunteers
• Meet Sam
• It Happened to Me
• Your Policies

Resources for: Children | Youth | Young Adults