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What is Child Protection Compliance?

In order to volunteer with youth in the Diocese of Arlington, one must be fully compliant with the Child Protection Policy. It is all about being proactive in the quest to keep our children safe from sexual predators.

Who needs to be Child Protection Compliant?

YOU do!

If you wish to:

  • visit in the classroom for any reason
  • help with the roller skating program
  • chaperone a field trip
  • serve your required playground duty
  • spend any time in the school building during school hours, you must be fully compliant.

Anyone with the potential of being in physical contact with our children, whether planned or inadvertent, must be fully compliant with the Child Protection Policy of the Diocese of Arlington.

What does it take to be FULLY COMPLIANT?

  1. You must complete, submit, and successfully pass an online Background Check.
    1. Access instructions for completing the online application here:    Volunteer Instruction Sheet.071919
      1. You will need the following two pieces of information:
        1. Location: Holy Spirit School
        2.  Position Title: V12 – Volunteer (general)
    2. Click here to access the OPCYP Background Check Application site
  2. You must attend a Virtus seminar entitled “Protecting God’s Children for Adults” – you may find a seminar and register by CLICKING HERE

Virtus seminars are available all over the diocese and should be attended as soon as possible. The office diocesan policy says you may not volunteer until your name shows on the database as fully compliant.

Don’t wait to get this done or you may be disappointed. You may miss the class party or the field trip you did not even know you wanted to attend!

It is the goal of Holy Spirit School to have all of our parents/guardians fully compliant – please help us make this happen!

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