Safe-Environment-Program

Safe Environment Compliance Guidelines

Volunteers

Volunteer Compliance Guidelines

Online Criminal History Background Check

To be done every 5 years

Complete an online criminal history background check application and certification with S-2Verify before entering into volunteer service. Volunteers cannot begin service until the background check approval has been received. 

 

pdfVolunteer Background Check Form

 

National background check.

Results sent to the Office for Safe Environment, entered in database

Virtus® Protecting God's Children for Adults Training

Completed within 60 days of volunteer service.   For a listing of training sessions click here.

1 time 3-hour training for adults.  No one under 18yrs of age permitted at training. 

Policy Certification

Policy on Sexual Abuse of Minors by Church Personnel 

Policy on Working with Minors (Code of Conduct)

To be done every 5 years

Complete a Policy Certification Document. 
Review the Policy on Sexual Abuse of Minors by Church Personnel and Policy on Working with Minors (Code of Conduct)   Submit Policy Certification Document to parish/school, agency or institution where volunteering before volunteer service or complete and submit at training session.

pdfDownload Policy Certification

View or Download Policies

Send completed form to:
Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
Office for Safe Environment, 1615 W. Washington Street, Springfield, IL  62702

Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System Form (CANTS Form)

To be done every 5 years

Complete form and submit to parish, school, or other diocesan institution where volunteering prior to beginning service or complete at Protecting God's Children training.  

pdfDownload Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System Form

Send completed form to Diocese Office for Safe Environment.
1615 W. Washington Street

Springfield, IL  62702  Application reviewed by DCFS for abuse and neglect indicated allegations of record.