We all have the responsibility to ensure the safety of our children in our parishes, schools, families and local communities. - USCCB Promise to Protect
The main safeguards required by the Policy for the Protection of Children are:
These safeguards are intended to assist employees and volunteers in their responsibility to provide children with the greatest care. The Diocese of Erie is committed to the application of these safeguards, including full compliance with state regulations.
All employees and volunteers commit themselves to following the Code of Conduct that can be found in the Policy.
All parishes and schools are mandated by the Bishops of the United States to provide Safe Environment Training to all youth and parents annually. All youth in the Religious Education Program will receive this training sometime during the catechetical year. If you do not want your child/children to participate in the safe environment training, please contact the Religious Education office in writing.
Any person may make a report of child abuse if they suspect a child is being or was abused.
Reporting procedures for Mandated reporters employed or volunteering in any parish, school, agency or institution in the Diocese of Erie