Creating a Network Prevention & Protection Safe Environment requirements for all Parish volunteers working with children at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish as mandated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Children & Youth Protection Office.

Clearance Req'd Frequency How to Obtain Notes

Fingerprint

F.B.I. ACT 114

* 5 Years http://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm * ALL employees (age 14 and older) must have fingerprints and any volunteers who have not lived in PA for 10 consecutive years. **
Pennsylvania Disclosure Application ** 5 Years Contact your Ministry Leader (School, PREP, CYO…) Volunteers who HAVE lived in PA for 10 consecutive years, and therefore do not need to have fingerprints taken, MUST complete a Pennsylvania Disclosure Application
Pennsylvania Criminal History ACT 34 Y 5 Years  https://epatch.state.pa.us/ As of 7/25/15, this clearance became free for volunteers, $8 for employees; volunteers obtain records themselves; age 14 and over
Pennsylvania Child Abuse ACT 151 Y 5 Years  https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

Protecting God's Children (also referred to as Virtus Safe Environment Training)

Y^ One Time 

www.virtus.org > Training Institute >

Register. Once registered go to Onsite Training and choose a time and place convenient for you and register for the session

Safe Environment and Technology Addendum included in same training after 6/30/2011

 

Technology Addendum Y^ One Time 
Mandated Reporting (also called Safe Environment, Part II) Y^ One Time 

http://www.childyouthprotection.org/

Training Institute > Register. Once registered go to online training, take the training and print and turn in completion certificate

If training was before 12/31/14,volunteer/employee needs to read reporting update brochure in offices or online at www.childyouthprotection.org ; Training after 2014 incorporates these changes.
Mandated Reporter Acknowledgment Y^ One Time  Contact your Ministry Leader (School, PREP, CYO…) If training was before 12/31/14,volunteer/employee needs to read reporting update brochure in offices or online at www.childyouthprotection.org and sign Mandated Reporter Acknowledgment Form available through the Parish Office or Ministry Leader. Training after 2014 incorporates these changes.

^Required for employees and volunteers 18 years and older.

Volunteers must secure new clearances even it clearnces from other volunteer jobs are current.

Employees of the Parish must meet the above requirements plus additional requirements. Volunteers include, but not limited to: P.R.E.P. Catechists, Aides, Hall Monitors, Youth Group Leaders, Camp Volunteers, SEEDS, Children's Liturgy of the Word, lunch room help, homeroom helpers, aides, Home and School, Scouts-all types and gender, chaperones, Decision Point, CYO Coaches, Assistants and Board Members, and anyone volunteering with children even once a year.  PARISH OFFICE: 610-287-2525 ext. 100

 

 
Effective July 25, 2015, Pennsylvania State Law made changes for the requirements for volunteers working with children at least once a year.
  • PA Criminal History records checks are now free for volunteers, and only good for five years
  • PA Child Abuse History records checks are now free for volunteers, and only good for five years
  • A Pennsylvania Disclosure form must be on file for anyone living in the state for the past ten consecutive years.  Click here for the PA Disclosure Form.
  • Those who have not lived in Pennsylvania state for the last ten consecutive years must be fingerprinted
    • Anyone who took the Mandated Reporter class before 12/31/2014 needs to read the Mandated Reporter Update brochure and sign the acknowledgement form.

Click here for Mandated Reporter Acknowledgement

Click here for Mandated Reporting Brochure

Click here for Protect God's Children:Safe Environment Classes