What is Safe Church?
Safe Church is the required training program by the Diocese of Olympia for identifying and preventing abuse within our Church communities. There are two programs: Safeguarding God's Children and Safeguarding God's People. Both programs are offered multiple times a year by many Churches within the Diocese of Olympia, and they are all free of charge.
Safeguarding God's Children
Safeguarding God's Children is the required training to make our churches as safe as possible for our children and youth and those who work with them. The training raises awareness concerning issues of sexual and emotional abuse and provides tools for prevention that we can all use to protect our children from harm, promote safety, and bring healing.The training is required for everyone who works with children or youth at Emmanuel, all staff and vestry members, anybody who has a key to the Church building, and is strongly encouraged for all members of our parish. If you are interested in completing the training program, contact Rev. Elizabeth Riley
Safeguarding God's People
Safeguarding God's People is the required training to make our churches as safe as possible for our congregation, volunteers and staff. The training raises awareness concerning issues of sexual harrassment and emotional abuse, and provides tools for prevention so that we can all be a healthy worshipping community.The training is required for all staff and vestry members, anybody in the Pastoral Care & Eucharistic Visiting Ministries, and anybody who has keys to be building. If you are interested in completing the training program, contact Rev. Elizabeth Riley.