Sexual Misconduct Prevention

The Safe Church online training program is now redesigned with a new interface and new modules of training. The new modules support compliance with the current Episcopal Church policies. In August of 2021 the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany adopted the current policies of the Episcopal Church. In addition, a Safe Church advisory committee was appointed to adapt the model policies to reflect the particular needs of the Albany Diocese. The policies can be found below:

The Episcopal Church  Model Policy for the Protection of Vulnerable AdultsThe Episcopal Church Model Policy for the Protection of Children


How to get started

Contact your Dean or Mtr Meaghan Keegan at the Diocesan Office for a Quick-Start Guide so that your trainees can self-register and begin training immediately.

You may also reference this infographic, which gives step by step instructions for your parish.

 

Recommended Training

The basic training in the Albany Diocese include the following modules:1. The Episcopal Church  Model Policy for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults2. The Episcopal Church Model Policy for the Protection of Children3. Safe Church, Safe Communities: Abuse & NeglectSupervisors should also complete the following training module:4. Safe Church, Safe Communities: Organizational Rules & PoliciesThere are more training modules available for Church Workers in specific roles.
The following training modules are recommended for supervisors and hiring managers:5. Promoting a Safe Environment: Employee Sexual Harassment Training – New York State Version6. Preventing Sexual Activity Between Young Children7. Social Media Safety


Please direct questions to the Diocesan Abuse Prevention Officer, Fr Michael Gorchov
518-273-7351 ext. 4            frmichael@stpaulstroy.org