Diocesan Safe Church Policy

The purpose of this policy is to create safe and welcoming space for all children and youth in our communities and those engaged in ministry with children and youth and to prevent sexual abuse. Download the policy here.

This policy presents practices for creating such safe space, setting forth statements of general expectations and guidelines of behavior for ordained and lay people in the church when engaged in ministry with children and youth. This policy is mandated for all such activities sponsored by every congregation, institution, organization, school, and agency of each diocese.