Resources for Safe Environment Coordinators
This page contains resources for our diocesan Safe Environment Coordinators, including orientation webinars, a practice manual, newsletters, and other tips, to help them in their role. The pastor, principal, or director of each diocesan entity (parish, school, camp) appoints a Safe Environment Coordinator to assist in ensuring that the Policy for the Protection of Children is fully implemented.
Safe environment training is now being completed through the CMG Safe Haven site.
Effective November 1, 2017, the Diocese of Manchester will begin using Safe Haven training as its child abuse awareness course for adults. Safe Haven is an engaging online training program that was developed by the Catholic Mutual Group. The training covers topics such as how to identify the signs that may indicate a child is being abused; how to recognize “red flags” exhibited by potential abusers; and how to report one’s suspicions. Safe Haven is available in English and Spanish, is found at https://manchester.cmgconnect.org.
In addition to the centerpiece training, Safe Haven, the CMG platform will also serve as the site for sexual harassment training for new employees and provides optional training opportunities entitled, Appropriate Boundaries in Ministry and Technology Training for Parents.
As was done previously, the training site incorporates the diocesan Code of Conduct and Policy for the Protection of Children, and trainees will be required to read and acknowledge the Code & Policy before receiving their certificate of completion.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ellen D’Intino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 663-0149.
Guidelines for Safe Environment Coordinators
Safe Environment Coordinator Manual (*Must be viewed using Internet Explorer*)
Twenty-four Bulletin Announcements to Promote Child Safety
Get started during Child Abuse Prevention month with these bulletin announcements and continue using them throughout the year.
Our colorful and insightful infographics are ideal for bulletin boards.
Safe Environment Coordinator Orientation Video
Fingerprinting Tips Video
Safe Environment Onsite Reviews are Being Scheduled for 2018-2019
Each parish and school in the Diocese of Manchester will undergo an onsite safe environment review at least once every four years. To learn more about what to expect when a safe environment review takes place at your parish or school, see our Site Review Schedule. You will also find a listing of parishes and schools scheduled for review during the upcoming year.
Safe Environment Newsletters