Safe Environment

We are are Safe Environment Parish!

Safe Environment Coordinator
for St. Mary Magdalene:
Deacon Bert Chavez

Awareness that child sexual abuse exists and can exist anywhere is a start. It is then critical to build safety barriers around children and young people to keep them from harm. These barriers come in the form of protective guardians, codes of conduct, background evaluations, policies and procedures and safety training programs.

Under the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, all employees and those volunteers with access to children must complete a course in prevention education. The training program the Diocese of Charleston chooses to use is Safe Haven.

This program is not just for employees and volunteers. We encourage everyone to watch the Safe Haven online videos and learn to recognize signs of sexual abuse. It is the responsibility of all to be the eyes of this parish and protect our children. 


Sign-up for Safe Haven

Volunteers working with children:

Download and Read the Policy Concerning Allegations of Sexcual Misconduct.

Print and complete:

Background Screen Form
Code of Conduct (print page 61 only)
Acknowledgement Form (of receipt of Policy Concerning Allegations of Sexual Misconduct.

Policy and forms are available here.

General information as well as information on how to report an allegation or victim assistance can be found at:

Diocese of Charleston Child Protection Services

Revisión de antecedentes y otras formas, haga clic aquí.

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