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Online Training Orientation for New Coordinators

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Coordinating Safe Environment Practices

The Safe Environment Coordinator is appointed by the pastor of a parish or principal of a school to assist in ensuring that the Policy is fully implemented. The Safe Environment Coordinator:

  • Coordinates training and background checks for employees and volunteers;
  • Distributes child safety materials and information about diocesan child safety policies;
  • Tracks completion of safe environment requirements for those who will work with minors;
  • Assists in responding to inquiries and concerns;
  • Submits compliance information to the Office for Ministerial Conduct.

Tips, Resources & Notices

Child Advocacy Center

  • There is a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in every county of New Hampshire, each providing coordinated support services to child victims of crime and their families. For more information about the advocacy centers, visit the Granite State Children’s Alliance website at http://cac-nh.org.


Safe Environment Database User Guide

  • CLICK HERE to download the Safe Environment Database User Guide (pdf)


Reminders for Safe Environment Coordinators  

Safe Environment Coordinators: Here are some tips to prepare for upcoming fall programs and to make sure that all adults who work regularly with minors are in compliance with diocesan policy:

For parishes

  • Obtain the names of new religious education volunteers as soon as they are available.
  • Contact your Boy Scout and CYO leaders to let them know that you will need their adult volunteer lists as soon as possible.
  • Distribute training information and forms to new volunteers as soon as possible.
  • Enter the names into the Safe Environment Database for tracking purposes. Remember that all safe environment requirements must be completed within 30 days of when the person begins their work with minors, but sooner is better.
  • Move to inactive the names of those who are no longer working with minors.
  • Check each new name on the sex offender registry www.nsopw.gov
  • Please try to update the database on at least a monthly basis. At a bare minimum, updates are due quarterly; your next update deadline is October 15.

For schools:

  • Check with your principal and obtain a current staff list. Make sure that all staff members are accounted for in the Safe Environment Database. Add any new names, and move to inactive status the names of any employees who no longer work at the school.
  • Check with your athletic director and obtain a list of fall coaches. Make sure that all names are entered into the database.
  • At the first staff meeting (or via a memo), explain your role to all teachers and request the names of anyone who will be volunteering on a regular basis in the school.
  • Enter all names into the Safe Environment Database for tracking purposes. Move to inactive status the names of any adults who will no longer volunteer.
  • Check each new name on the sex offender registry www.nsopw.gov
  • Remember, all safe environment requirements must be completed with 30 days of when the person begins their work or volunteer service.
  • Please try to update the database on an ongoing basis. Remember, at a minimum, database updates are due monthly on the first Friday of each month.

~THANK YOU AND PLEASE CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE~

Mary Ellen D’Intino medintino@rcbm.org 663-0149

Eve Mongeau emongeau@rcbm.org 663-0109


Safe Environment Onsite Reviews are Being Scheduled for 2013-2014

Each parish and school in the Diocese of Manchester will undergo an onsite safe environment review at least once every four years. CLICK HERE for information on what to expect when a safe environment review takes place at your parish or school. You will also find a listing of parishes and schools scheduled for review during the upcoming year.

Previously Published Notices

Best Practices

  • CLICK HERE to read the best practices that have been indentified over the last few years..

Safe Environment Newsletters

For more information, please contact:
Mary Ellen D'Intino
Delegate for Ministerial Conduct
Director of Safe Environment Programs
Compliance Officer
(603) 663-0149
medintino@rcbm.org

 

Eve Mongeau
Safe Environment Assistant
(603) 663-0109
emongeau@rcbm.org

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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