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SafeParish - Protecting God's Children

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A training and education resource

What is SafeParish

SafeParish™ is a learning management platform that provides a broad array of training, education, information, and programs for Catholic organizations. It is a child and workplace safe environment program specifically designed for Catholic entities. 

The SafeParish™ edition of Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse is a fresh, innovative on-demand child safety training program for the prevention of child sexual abuse that incorporates video, interactive elements, testing, and reporting functions.  SafeParish™ educates adults who work with or around children on the vigilance and steps necessary to protect children from child sexual abuse. Trainees learn how to be safe adults—vigilant, educated people who protect children and young people by building a culture of safety.

Who is Required?

Every person in a position that requires contact or interaction with youth or vulnerable adults must complete the SafeParish™ edition of Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse training session before they are permitted to work or volunteer within any of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati parishes, schools, or institutions. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to complete the training.  

What Happens After I Complete Training?

In addition to completing the training, employees and volunteers must stay current in completing their interactive video-based SafeParish™ quarterly bulletins on Child Protection in order to remain in compliance with the requirements of the Decree on Child Protection. Non-compliance will result in SafeParish™ account non-approval and non-compliant employees and volunteers will no longer be permitted to work with youth or vulnerable adults until compliance is reestablished. Please contact your local safe environment coordinator with questions regarding your SafeParish™ account or if your account is non-approved due to non-compliance with the decree.

Background Checks

1. All background checks for volunteers will be done online through SafeParish™.  Log into your SafeParish™ account and select Complete Online Background Check.  You will no longer have to go to a fingerprint location/mobile unit unless you are an employee/cleric or staff. If you are a parish member volunteering for St. Andrew parish, you can have the fee reimbursed to you. To do this, please contact the Parish Office and provide the receipt.  (You always have the option to cover the $25.00 cost yourself to save the parish  money.)

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Hofmann (

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