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Safe Environment Program
The Safe Environment Policy for the Diocese of Fort Worth has been updated.
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The Safe Environment Program of the Diocese of Fort Worth is the "umbrella" department which manages all Safe Environment Training Sessions. These sessions, for preschoolers through adults, offer instruction in self-protection and in the protection of children and young people.
Dedicated to ensuring a culture of safe and respectful conduct in all ministries of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, enhancing and protecting the dignity and trust of all God’s people.
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Creating a safe environment for children and young people is a diocesan priority. Article 12 of the US Bishops’ document, The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, requires U.S. dioceses to establish "safe environment programs" and gives the necessary elements of these programs.
The diocesan safe environment program includes:
All programs require the presence of two adults or one adult and two older teen.
This policy extends to:
All employees are screened during the interview and hiring process. All new volunteers are to be interviewed and screened. The interview and screening packet for volunteers is available here.