Safe Environment Training for Volunteers

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

“Parents have the right to insist their parishes and schools are in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. All parishes and schools should be able to show parents that the clergy, employees, and volunteers who work with children are familiar with the warning signs of offenders, what to do if they have a concern about someone, and how to report suspected abuse. Employees and volunteers who work with children also need to have their backgrounds evaluated so parents can have a reasonable assurance that known offenders are not around their children.”

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Archdiocesan of Denver Mission Statement 

“The Archdiocese of Denver is committed to promoting a safe environment for the children and young people in our care. The primary responsibilities of the directors are to ensure compliance with the American Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, to serve as the victim assistance coordinator for the archdiocese, and to act as the archbishop's liaison to the Office of Child and Youth Protection of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.”

Notre Dame Catholic School

  Notre Dame Catholic School Notre Dame Catholic School, promoting a safe environment for its students and complying with the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People and the Mission of the Archdioceses of Denver, requires that all Notre Dame School faculty, staff and volunteers who have contact with students, take a  Safe Environment Training Class  offered through the Archdiocese.  For all individuals completing the training class and receiving a Certificate of Training, she/he is then required to complete the Volunteer Application Form (two pages); read the Archdiocese of Denver Code of Conduct (available on line) and then read and sign the Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure and Authorization & Personal Information and the Volunteer Worker Hold Harmless. All completed paperwork and Certificate must then be presented to the Notre Dame School Office or the facility for which said individual will be volunteering, at which time a background check will be conducted and a confidential file created for that individual.