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Safeguarding God's Children and People

Training Opportunities

See below for courses offered

Safeguarding God's Children 
Wednesday November 14th 9:45am-11:45am, lunch break and then 1:05pm-3:05pm
St. Paul's, Put-in-Bay
Contact Rev. Mary Staley at clergy.stpaulspib@frontier.com or 419.285.5981for information or to register
**NOTE- you would have to catch the 8:30am ferry to arrive on time

Safeguarding God's Children & Safeguarding God's People
Saturday November 17th starting at 8:30 a.m.
Christ Church, Hudson
Contact Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed at charlotte.reed@christchurchhudson.org for information or to register

Keep checking back for new opportunities or contact Mary Ann Semple at resourcelibrary@dohio.org to set something up.

Child Abuse Prevention

Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding God's Children provides the necessary information to protect children and youth in our parishes and in the many children's ministries in which we serve. The Diocese of Ohio has adopted policies for protecting children from abuse, making training a requirement for adults involved in children and youth ministry activities and available to all in the Diocese of Ohio.

Safeguarding God's Children Training Dates:

(see above training offerings)

Re-Certification Training now available ONLINE

If you or others in your ministry have been trained in Safeguarding God's Children and need your 3 year re-certification, you may now complete the recertification online.  In order to get the instructions please email Mary Ann Semple with a request for the enrollment instructions.  Instructions will be emailed back. You may enroll and complete the training at your convenience.

If you are not sure if you are due for re-certification you can verify your status with Mary Ann Semple by emailing her at Mary Ann Semple

The new online training is done in three modules which are taken individually, making it a nice option when your available time is limited.  When you log in again, you will see your status for each of the 3 modules.  Monthly reports are available by contacting Mary Ann Semple..

Please note that all initial trainings are being done face-to-face and that this option is meant for re-certification only.

Contact Mary Ann Semple for more information.

Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth

On September 9, 2010 the Diocesan Council adopted the following policies and forms for use at Diocesan events:

Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse: Diocese of Ohio

Appendix A:  Adult Event Leader and Adult Volunteer Participant form for adults participating in any Diocese of Ohio activity or event involving children and youth (must be submitted to the Christian Formation office prior to the event).

Appendix B:  Driver's Declaration Form for adults who transport young people during events or activities sponsored by the Diocese of Ohio (must be submitted to the Christian Formation office prior to the event).

Safeguarding God's Children Participant Training Completion Form

Please fill out the following Safeguarding God's Children Pariticpant Training Completion form.
Safeguarding God's Children Participant Training Completion Form

Please return this form to Rita Rozell at Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH  44115. (rrozell@dohio.org, 800-551-4815 ex 460 or 216-774-0460)

Child Abuse and Misconduct Prevention Resources

Sites and phone numbers for organizations and agencies useful in educating, preventing, and reporting child sexual abuse and misconduct and child abuse and neglect.

Read more: Child Abuse and Misconduct Prevention Resources