Safeguarding Policy & Guidelines

Who needs to take Safeguarding God’s Children training?

Here’s who: All clergy whether stipendiary, non-stipendiary, or otherwise who are engaged in ministry or service to the church; all persons who teach, supervise or assist with supervising children or youth in ministries, programs or activities more often than occasionally. All paid or volunteer Church Personnel whose work regularly takes them throughout the facility or grounds; all persons who provide transportation to children or youth without other adults in the vehicle more than occasionally; all vestry members or members of similar decision making groups who have the authority to approve the creation of ministries, programs or activities for children or youth.

Please review page 5 and 6 of the document in the link below for how often training must be updated.

NOTE: Appendix C (Application for Employment) has been updated and can be found here: Application for Employment

Appendix D (Application for Volunteers) has been updated and can be found here: Application for Volunteers

The following are encouraged take Safeguarding God’s People training:

• Clergy
• Organist/Choir Director
• Diocesan Staff
• Youth Director
• Disciplinary Board
• Executive Board
• Postulant, Candidate, Seminarian
• Standing Committee
• Paid Staff
• Vestry Members


(for Safeguarding God’s Children and People)  Click here to access the online training program with the login information given to you by your parish/school/camp’s administrator. If your church does not have an administrator, contact Renee Abel at diocese@episwtn.org to get your login information. Renee will need your full name, contact information, the last four digits of your SS#, your church/organization name and your position.

Still have questions?  Contact Canon Sharon Alexander at salexander@episwtn.org.

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