Through the Office of Child and Youth Protection Service, the Diocese of Charleston requires a mandatory educational programming (“Safe Environment Training”) and resources to create and maintain safe environments, along with training on methods of preventing, recognizing, responding to, and the reporting of sexual misconduct or abuse of a minor.

The Safe Environment program includes but is not limited to the following components:

Who is mandated to complete Prevention Education (Safe Haven) Training?

  • All Clergy
  • All Temporarily-assigned and visiting international priests
  • All Religious
  • All Employees
  • All Teachers
  • All Volunteers (with access to minors)

Prevention Educations (Safe Haven) training is mandatory and a Certificate of Completion must be presented to an individual’s place of work or volunteering.

The Diocese of Charleston will not employ or accept as church personnel anyone who refuses or fails to complete Prevention Education (Safe Haven) Training on the prevention of the sexual abuse of minors and creation of safe environments.

All church personnel are subject to re-certification of Prevention Education Training every 5 years.

Safe Haven Training Instructions Flyer

Refugio Seguro Instrucciones

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