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Safe Environment

 

 

Volunteers at St. Patrick Parish and St. Patrick School who are over the age of 18 and who work with minors and/or vulnerable adults must successfully complete the Safe Environment process before volunteering in any capacity. This process is mandated and strictly enforced by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.

 

NEW VOLUNTEERS

 

All NEW volunteers must complete the following steps:

 

  1.         Complete a Diocese of Dallas safe environment screening form by clicking on the following link: https://dallas.setanet.org/screening.php

 

Provide three personal references. These must be individuals who are NOT related to you and have known you for at least three years. Please provide email addresses for all references, if available.

 

Provide consent for the Diocese of Dallas to conduct a criminal background check.

 

Read and acknowledge the safe environment policies, the sexual misconduct policy, and the social media policy.

 

  1.         Complete online training course by MinistrySafe called "Sexual Abuse Awareness Training.” After you have completed the training and quiz, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and certificate. Keep a copy of your certificate for your own records.

 

  1.         Contact the church office to arrange a personal interview with the safety director. This takes approximately 15 minutes.

 

CURRENT VOLUNTEERS

 

Current volunteers are required to complete annual update training. Reminder emails will be sent during the month that your clearance is scheduled to expire. Update training can be completed online by clicking on the following link and logging in to your profile.  https://dallas.setanet.org/obligations.php

 

Background re-checks will be done every two years for all active volunteers.

 

Persons whose clearance has expired and who have been made “inactive” should contact the safety director for guidance on how to renew their clearance.

 

VOLUNTEER BADGES

 

Volunteers are required to wear a current badge while on the school campus at all times. Upon completion of your Safe Environment training, a new badge will be made for you, which may be picked up at your convenience in the front office of the school during school hours.

 

 

If you have any questions about the procedures for new or current volunteers, please contact:

 

Parish and School Safety Director—JoAnn Rossi

[email protected]