Safe Environment Program
Make-Up the Education & Training Meeting by calling the office for an appointment to meet in the office on Wed. Feb 6th, 6:00pm for English and Thursday, Feb 7th, 5:30pm for Spanish for those who could not come to the annual meeting.
Sacred Heart Parish Safe Environment Program
The Safe Environment Program Representative: PATRICIA JAMES, volunteer. Office Hours: Mon-Wed 11:00am-3:00pm and by appointment. Also available on Sundays in the Library.
All new ministers fill out an application on the diocesan web page at diocesetucson.org and submit fingerprints for a background check All ministers serving in the parish are expected to promise to abide by the Code of Conduct and the Guidelines for the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Misconduct and attend an educational meeting once a year. The annual ALL MINISTERS EDUCATIONAL MEETING usually takes place in January. Our response is based on the Arizona Mandatory Reporting Law of abuse of a minor. ARS 13-3620.
CODE OF CONDUCT
New Volunteers are given a reference check, a criminal background check and fingerprinted. The check is renewable every 5 years. Ongoing education/formation is renewed yearly usually in January.
To be observant & aware of the warning signs of abuse. Physical or emotional stress may lead to aggression or withdrawal in an abused child. Elders in our community may be exploited or abused as well. Be informed and compassionate about this problem.
Ministers will respond to any misconduct by calling 911 to report observed or suspected assault or abuse. Follow up by making a report to the pastor or the Safe Environment Rep.
Our words, actions and demeanor reflect dignity, respect and love of Christ for all.