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Safe and Sacred Training Program
What is Safe and Sacred?
The following material was provided by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Our Children Are Safe and Sacred — September 5, 2013
On August 1, 2013, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis implemented a new program for the care and protection of our children. The new training program entitled, "Safe and Sacred", replaces our current Virtus program.
Purpose of New Program
We have chosen the Safe and Sacred program for several reasons. It provides easier access to child protection training for clergy, employees, and volunteers. It allows us to broaden the focus of the training to increase awareness of all forms of child abuse. Safe and Sacred includes an assessment that must be taken and passed to ensure that training content is learned and can be applied. We believe these are important new features for this program.
Below is more information about this new Safe and Sacred training program:
On August 1, 2013, all new clergy, employees, and volunteers who have contact with children are required to complete the training prior to the first day of ministry, work, or volunteer service. Early in 2014, we will begin the re-certification process online for current clergy, employees, and volunteers through Safe and Sacred. We will share more about this re-certification process in January.
The Safe and Sacred link takes you to the home page where you will register by providing your email address and choosing a password. You will then be able to view the website and complete the training.
Since this new program was launched, we have received great feedback on the convenience and education it provides our employees and volunteers. We are pleased to have this new resoure for our continued commitment to the care and protection of our community.
Safe and Sacred Requirements
We are still requiring the three parts of the program as listed below:
Please note that all three aspects of this program must be completed! Access to all three are provided on the Safe and Sacred link.
Who is Required to Sign Up for this Program?
Teachers, staff, and all volunteers who minister to or work with minor children must meet all the requirements of this program.
If you are 18 years of age or older and you volunteer with one of the following ministries here at Our Lady of Greenwood, you must comply with all the requirements:
This list is not all inclusive. Please note that if a ministry deals with children at all, Safe and Sacred applies to all adults.
The archdiocese suggests the following ministries below:
How do I Sign Up?
Any questions, please contact: Becky Cope, Volunteer Coordinator during regular business hours at (317) 888-2861
Related External Links to Other Websites:
If you wish to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Becky Cope, with any questions or concerns, you can initiate contact by: