The Safe Church Training and Criminal Record Check Program was reviewed and revised in June 2022. The below documents act as a guide to the program.

Letter from Bishop Lynne on the Safe Church Program + Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Quick Start Guide to Safe Church & Criminal Records:

Step 1. Read the Safe Church Program Introduction

Step 2. Refer to the Role Risk Assessment Guide to determine if you need training and/or a criminal record check for your staff or volunteer role

Step 3. Refer to the Safe Church Modules document to determine the specific training modules you require for your staff or volunteer role

Step 4. Contact admin@kootenay.info to get your training account(s) set up and guidance on how to apply for a criminal record or vulnerable sector check

Safe Church CRC Program Introduction- Revised Jan 2023
This document outlines the program objective, how to obtain training, when training should be renewed as well as information on the criminal records program

June 2022 Safe Church Role Risk Assessment Guide .pdf
This guide provides a list of roles and their related risk level in order to determine the type of training and criminal record check that may be required 

Safe Church Modules- Revised Jan 2023
This document outlines the specific training modules required by each role

June 2022 Sexual Misconduct Policy.pdf
Volunteers and staff are required to read and sign-off (appendix G) on the sexual misconduct policy. This can be done via Praesidium. The policy was revised in June 2022. 

For assistance with safe church training or criminal record checks email admin@kootenay.info

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July 2022 Update: Please note Praesidium has changed the name of the "A Day at Day Camp" module to "Keeping Your Day Camp Safe". 

July 2022 Update: If you have "telephone tree" volunteers who are in a position of trust or authority over vulnerable people, they should have a vulnerable sector check done and complete the same training as a "high risk" category LLM per the guides below.

A note on the Vector Solutions “Sexual Harassment: Staff-to-Staff” Module:

This module offers a Canadian context, however, it is based on a school environment rather than parish. Vector Solutions is working on a more generic module that we will incorporate when available. In the meantime, it is helpful to advise learners that they should make the following “mental adjustments” when going through the material:

Teacher= Employee or Volunteer (priest, organist, warden, administrator, etc)

Student= Parishioner

Sexual Harassment Policy= Sexual Misconduct Policy