Live    Worship    Grow    Heal    Give

Protecting All God’s People

In our baptismal covenant, God’s people promise to respect the dignity of every human being. One of the chief ways we do so in The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is by committing ourselves to the protection of vulnerable people. All of us may be vulnerable at some point in our lives, and we all should be able to trust that our Christian community will support, love, and protect us in our time of vulnerability.   

To that end, the Executive Council of the Diocese has approved two new policies: The Policy for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults, and The Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth. These policies are based on models developed by The Episcopal Church, and they have been customized for our own use. These new policies outline how to be appropriate when doing ministry with others.  

Many volunteer positions at churches require Safe Church – Safe Communities training. All clergy, church employees, and youth ministers are required to complete the entire training package every three years. Other ministries only need to complete portions of the training. The matrix for training can be found here.

You can find the Policy for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults and the Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth here. Included in the policies is a guide to Safe Church, Safe Communities training (formerly known as Safeguarding God’s People).  

Thank you for all the ways you serve God’s people! 


Category: #Advocacy, #Worship & Formation, #Youth, Children, & Families

Respond to this:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Stories

Faith to Go Hits a New Milestone: 40,000 Downloads
June 6, 2023

Seven years ago, a small team began a podcast to help enliven formation for families. Today, the Faith to Go podcast has over 40,000 downloads and provides hundreds of regular […]

Grow and Learn: The Great Green Growing Season

In Godly Play, the season of Pentecost is called The Great Green Growing Season. What a beautiful way to name the months that begin just before Summer and run through […]

Year of Service: Serving our Neighbors
May 30, 2023

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego (EDSD) has embarked on a Year of Service with a particular focus on Migration Ministry in the month of June. EDSD is rallying its […]

View All News
Receive the latest news.

© Episcopal Diocese of San Diego 2022. All Rights Reserved.