Safe Church Training
Diocese of Maine Online Safe Church Training
One of the important responsibilities we share is to keep each other safe--especially the youngest and most vulnerable among us. That is why for many years, The Diocese of Maine has required that people who work with children or with shut-ins have training in “Safe Church” practices: how to maintain appropriate boundaries, and what the danger signs are when someone might be transgressing those boundaries.
Safe Church training is available to all Maine Episcopalians, and we hope that this convenient, online format means that many people will be able to learn how to help keep everyone safe. While it is available for all, current Safe Church Training certification is required of all clergy, paid church staff, regular pastoral visitors, and adults who regularly supervise children or youth outside the Sunday School setting. If you haven't been trained in the last five years, please re-do it.
Here is how to enroll in the online system, complete the training and submit your certificate.
4. After you have completed all FOUR modules, please PRINT two copies of your certificate of completion. Keep one, and give the other to your priest or senior warden (in absence of a priest) for the congregational record. The certificate should show four completed courses. This last step is easy to do, but also easy to overlook—please don’t skip it!