Safe Environment / Called To Protect
The Diocese of Phoenix is committed to protecting all children and youth by offering, at all Diocesan parishes, several abuse prevention educational sessions. The Diocesan Policy and Procedure for the Protection of Minors requires all clergy, employees, volunteers that directly serve minors, and minors to attend training on an annual basis. All other volunteers in the parish must attend Safe Environment training every other year. In Catholic education grades Pre-k through high school, every student every year participates in a Safe Environment program.
In the Diocese of Phoenix all adult volunteers must complete Called to Protect for Ministries as a foundation course for Safe Environment. Called to Protect for Ministries is a 3 hour program which will teach steps that can be taken to prevent child sexual abuse and as a component of the training everyone is required to complete a volunteer application and Code of Ethics.
A 45 minute renewal Training is offered for all subsequent years. This training is offered through in-class sessions at the parish or through computer "online" training. Go to www.safeenvironmenttraining.org to learn more about the Diocese of Phoenix Safe Environment Training, to register for a training class, or to complete the online training.