Safe Environment Training
Information verified: December 2018
Protecting Children and Youth
Requirements for those who have contact with children
St. Anne's Parish follows the Diocese of Fresno guidelines for protecting children and youth through the Safe Envionment Program.
All employees and volunteers who have contact with children and youth in the parish or school are required to:
Have a background check (Live Scan Form)
Complete the Diocese of Fresno Volunteer Application Form
Review and sign the Diocese of Fresno Code of Conduct
Complete initial On-line training on child abuse prevention and reporting, bullying and internet safety
Complete the On-Line Safe Environment Renewal Training (which occurs on a 3-year cycle), regardless of when you received your initial training
Volunteer application forms, Live scan fingerprint forms for parish volunteers and Diocese of Fresno Code of Conduct forms are all available at the parish office. Live Scan fingerprint forms for St. Anne's School volunteers are available at the School's Office.
Recent changes have been made to the Safe Environment Program. One of the main changes is that there will be no more In-Person Training. Online training course take about 2 hours, once completed, you will print out the certificates of completion and take them to the Parish Office. A copy of completion will be automatically sent to the Diocese of Fresno and to our Parish Safe Environment Manager. "Protecting children in the 21st Century" includes 3 lessons 1) Child abuse, 2) Internet Safety and 3) Bullying. This program replaces ALL live training presentations. Please follow this link to take the On-Line Training and follow the steps. https://safeandsacred-fresno.org/login/index.php
Safe Environment Renewal Training
Every three years, all volunteers and employees must renew their training. All current volunteers were required to attend renewal training beginning in July 2015. The next mandatory renewal year begins July 1, 2018.
The Children's Curriculum
This is an annual program. All Catholic School teachers, Safe Environment Managers, Director of Religious Education (DRE) and Catechists are to take the course "Train the Trainer for Children" on the https://safeandsacred-fresno.org/login/index.php website. Once the training is completed, catechists and others will have access to the children's curriculum.
For further information or help with meeting Safe Environment requirements, contact Steve Onsurez at (949) 350-7612
For more information, you may visit the diocesan website, http://dioceseoffresno.org/safe-environment
These documents are also available at the parish office:
The Safe Environment Requirement
Diocese of Fresno Volunteer Application Form
Live Scan Form
Code of Conduct and Signature Page.