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SAFEGUARDING PROGRAMS

 

The Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas is committed to providing a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment where, by God's grace, the full work of the Church can be carried out. Sexual misconduct on the part of any clergyperson, employee, or volunteer of any congregation, institution, organization, school or agency within the diocese violates the mission of the Church, is prohibited, and will not be tolerated.

SAFEGUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN

In 2006, the Diocese of Northwest Texas developed and published The Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse.  Likewise, Church Pension Group developed a program entitled Safeguarding God's Children, designed specifically for The Episcopal Church and its entities. The purpose of the program is to bring awareness to individuals and groups within the Episcopal Church in the area of child sexual abuse. 

SAFEGUARDING GOD'S PEOPLE

 Safeguarding God's People teaches how exploitation and harassment occur, the awareness we need to prevent such occurrences, and - should exploitation or harassment occur - how to respond.  

Originally these programs were only designed for use in a classroom setting through the use of video tapes or DVDs, and materials designed for use by a trained facilitator. Eventually online programs were developed in an effort to make the program as accessible as possible, especially to those in remote areas. 

Please click on the Safeguarding Online link under this category for more information on how to access these classes.