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Fostering a Safe Environment

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Safeguard the Children is a comprehensive program aimed at promoting a safe environment for children, youth, and vulnerable adults while preventing child sexual abuse. This initiative was implemented across all dioceses in the United States under the guidance of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Here are some key points about the program:

  1. Working Together Brochure: Each parish has a Safeguard the Children (STC) Committee that works to achieve the objectives outlined in the USCCB’s “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.” The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has created an informative brochure called “Working Together,” which provides resources on preventing abuse and information on reporting child abuse. You can find this brochure and learn more about the policies and activities of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on their website: Protecting Our Children. You will see the brochures at the church entrances, the parish office, the Parish Hall, the school office, the Religious Education building, and the Youth House. 
  2. Monthly Bulletin: The Archdiocese of Los Angeles also publishes a monthly bulletin with relevant information. You can read it on their website: Did You Know? You may also read them at our weekly parish bulletin. 
  3. Requirements for Parish Clergy, Staff, and Volunteers at Holy Angels:
    • All volunteers, clergy, and staff (regardless of their direct involvement with children) must attend a VIRTUS session called “Protecting God’s Children,” which provides adult awareness training.
    • Volunteers who supervise or are perceived to supervise children must undergo a background check through fingerprinting by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
    • Faith Formation volunteers, students, and parents participate annually in the “Empowering God’s Children” or other approved safe environment education program.
    • All parish staff members must also undergo a background check via fingerprinting by the Los Angeles Archdiocese.