Keeping our parishes safe for all!
"For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you gave me clothing,
I was sick and you took care of me,
I was in prison and you visited me.”
(Matt. 25: 36-37)
Why Must We Screen?
- create and maintain a safe environment for children and other vulnerable persons
- to provide support and safeguards to our volunteers and our church
- any organization that provides programs to vulnerable people has a moral, legal and spiritual obligation to appropriately screen those who work for them, including volunteers.
- screening is legally required under the principle of ‘Duty of Care’
Who Must Be Screened?
- All volunteers, both existing and new are to be screened. The screening requirements and procedures may vary from one ministry to another, depending on the level of risk. (see Manual for details)
- It is important to remember that it is the nature of the ministry and the inherent level of risk which dictates the need for screening and not the character of the volunteer.
Please click below for important screening material:
- Letter from the Bishop
- Online Manual
- Upcoming Training / Information Sessions
Volunteering has been the mainstay of most programs and ministries offered in our parishes. We need to continue to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions of our many volunteers.