About Safe Environment

About Safe Environment

The Diocesan Policy and Procedure for the Protection of minors requires all clergy, employees, volunteers of ministry, and minors to attend training on an annual basis.

In the Diocese of Phoenix all volunteers must complete “Protecting the Children of God” as a foundation course for Safe Environment.

In this program Clergy, employees, and Volunteers learn myths and facts about sexual abuse and sexual offenders. They learn detailed warning signs to watch for in adults who may abuse, and how to identify children who may have been abused. They also learn specific steps to take in screening, guidelines for interaction, monitoring, training and responding.

To keep ministries safe, standards must be met in parishes and schools.

Requirement Process

In additional to training, everyone is required to complete a Volunteer Application and Code of Ethics, have a face to face interview and complete three references from people who know the person who wills to volunteer in the school or parish.

To attend one of the foundation classes, please, visit phoenix.setanet.org, click in “Register for classes” and look for the most convenient class for you.  You can also download the Volunteer Application and take it to the class and after the class, present it at the school or parish office.

If you have any questions, please contact Luz May: 480-432-2528, for renewal and updates on where and when to attend your Safe Environment training.