Churches, schools, and youth organizations must ensure that children and youth who worship, study, or participate in activities sponsored by a parish can do so in the safest and most secure setting possible.

In cooperation with the Diocese of Rockford, Sacred Heart Parish is making sure that all staff and volunteers within all ministries get this valuable training to make sure our youth of the parish have the safest environment to grow in God’s love. Linked are the forms to start this process of being fully trained to help keep a Safe Environment for our children and youth.

Requirements for being Safe Environment trained are as follows:

Required Safe Environment Forms

Forms required to be read and signed:

Authorization to Conduct Background Check

Code for the Pastoral Use of Technology and Social Media

Code of Pastoral Conduct

DCFS Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status (Volunteer)

Guidelines for Youth and Those Working with Youth

Sexual Misconduct Norms

(Scroll down to Safe Environment Forms and click on Sexual Misconduct Norms and enter in the Password: dmalloy!)

Required Training Course:

Protecting God’s Children Training

Next Class at Sacred Heart

Any questions please contact Julie Massey.