“Safeguard the Children” was established to create a safe environment for children, youth and vulnerable adults in the parish community. The LA Archdioceses Office of Safeguard the Children provides ongoing support, education, training and resources to help prevent child sexual abuse and to address children’s safety in our parishes, schools, homes and communities. The Los Angeles Archdiocese has produced an informative brochure explaining the program entitled “Working Together” that provides resources on how to prevent abuse and provides information on reporting child abuse.
St. Vincent School Compliance Requirements and Information
In compliance with the Los Angeles Archdiocese, as well as the St. Vincent School Admission Requirements, SVS School requires compliance with the Safeguard the Children Program to help ensure the safety of our children for the good of the entire school community.
All parents and any school volunteer (step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent, family member 18+, caregiver, etc) must be in full compliance.
1) Live-Scan Fingerprints/Background Check
2) Current VIRTUS® Training Certificate / VIRTUS® Re-Certification Training Certificate
Note: Every SVS’s volunteer (parent, step-parent, grandparent, legal guardian, family member 18+, caregiver etc.) must have submitted the above mentioned requirements tothe school prior to signing up to volunteer for supervising children in any capacity such as driving students to a field trip, serving hot lunch, attending overnight trips, coaching, scouting, supervising students in the drama program or any parish program where an individual will be volunteering with or around children.
Safeguard the Children Sessions:
To find a class and register please go to VIRTUS Registration – Click on Los Angeles Archdiocese, Los Angeles Region for classes closest to your home.