Abuse Prevention

The Diocese of Central Florida has had a long-standing commitment to protecting our children. Even before the Church, through the Church Insurance Company, mandated training designed to help prevent Child Sexual Abuse the Diocese was providing this training. We have been active in promoting healthy and healing practices not only because we think it prudent to exercise due diligence but also because God calls us to care for these little ones. It is the right and proper thing to do.

The policies come out of many years of work within the Episcopal Church at every level. The majority of the material in PDF form comes to us from the Church Pension Group, in partnership with The Nathan Network, which has provided Model Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse to the Episcopal Church.

These policies should be adapted by the congregation, school or church related institution to provide comparable standards and training for outside groups who make use of the facilities of the church, school, or institution. Written certification from these groups shall be done on an annual basis and kept on file by the church, school or institution.

Safeguarding God’s Children

Diocese of Central Florida’s policy manual
Policies at a glance, for people who regularly work around youth and children
To report suspected abuse: Confidential Notice of Concern
Access to your buildings and rooms: Key-Assignment Form
Background Materials.pdf

Safeguarding God’s People

Policy for the Prevention of Exploitation.pdf
Policy for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment.pdf
Confidential Notice of Concern -exploitation.pdf
Confidential Notice of Concern – harassment.pdf
Sample Application Form – ministry.pdf
Sample Application Form -work place.pdf
Application Release.pdf
Code of Conduct for Persons Who Have Pastoral Relationships.pdf
Suggested Guidelines for Interviews.pdf

Guidelines for Appropriate Affection

Risk Management Compliance Matrix

Safeguarding Online

The Church Pension Group and its affiliate companies are proud to offer online training to supplement and broaden the child abuse awareness and prevention education provided by Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People.