At the 74th General
Convention of the Episcopal Church, a Pastoral Letter from the
Bishops of the Episcopal Church was submitted that states, "We your
bishops are steadfastly committed to seeing that the Episcopal
Church is a community of safety and health for all people.
The Body of Christ, the Church, must be a place where adults,
children and young people find the love and blessing of God, and
where no one might be hurt and where their hurts may be
healed." This Pastoral Letter was the impetus for the current
Safeguarding Programs -Safeguarding God's People and Safeguarding
God's Children - that each diocese is required to adopt.
The Diocese of Florida participates in the online programming
for Safeguarding God's Children and
Safeguarding God's People. This program allows your
parishioners to go to the Church Pension Group - Safeguarding
online website and take the Safeguarding God's Children and
Safeguading God's People course for certification within the
Diocese of Florida.
Many Diocesan churches have a designated administrator for
website registration. Please contact your church office for
instructions for Safeguarding certification.
| Policy for Safeguarding Training Programs
| Certificate of Compliance for Parishes, Missions & Schools