The Presbytery of Philadelphia: Child Abuse Protection Policy
Leadership in the church demands the highest standards of moral integrity and personal responsibility. It is a gift of the Spirit that can only be effectively exercised in an environment of trust. As the Gospel witness makes abundantly clear, “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded” (Luke 12:48).
The State of Pennsylvania Child Protection Links and Policies:
Summary of Requirements New PA Child Protection Policy
Extensive Background Checks: Effective December 31, 2014, Pennsylvania law states that all Pennsylvania employers are required to obtain, for all employees and volunteers 14 years-old and older working in direct contact with children and/or youth, extensive Criminal Background checks both before hire and every 5 years after that. The following steps are required for compliance:
Complete Online: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Child Welfare Portal: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
Online training can be done at either https://pafsa.org/on-demand-online-training/ OR additional approved providers can be found here: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/KeepKidsSafe/Documents/2023-02-02_Approved-Providers.pdf
If you experience any difficulties with this training, please email us at email@example.com for assistance.
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