Safe Environment Training will take place at St John School on Tuesday, February 11, 6:30-9:00pm in Egan Hall (childcare will be available).
You need this training if you volunteer on campus or in the classroom, coach, chaperone or drive for field trips, volunteer at the shelter, participate in the ministries of the church such as ushers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, sacristans, CLOW, etc.
The Archdiocese of Seattle requires all Church Personnel (defined as all clergy, all employees, and all volunteers who have ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors and vulnerable adults) to take part in our Safe Environment Program in three ways. They must:
- Successfully undergo a criminal background check every three years
- Complete the Protecting God’s Children course within 90 days of beginning service
- Read and sign the Archdiocesan policies of conduct
You may complete these requirements by accessing the Virtus database, our Catholic Risk Retention Group focused on the prevention of abuse. New church personnel will need to create a Virtus profile under the “Registration” tab.
If you have already taken the initial training, you will only need to update every three years. Sign in at the volunteer computer in the school office to find out if you are up to date.
If you have any questions contact Sheila Marty.