Safe Environment


Forms should be returned to the Rectory

The rectory will pay for clearances and will submit to the appropriate location for those who volunteer at SS. Simon & Jude Parish or School.


Provided by the Office of Child and Youth Protection
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

CLICK HERE TO GO TO WEBSITE AND DOWNLOAD FORMS  OR See documents to the left to also download directly from our website

Background Check Requirement:
No employee or volunteer should begin service in the parish without the PA State Police Criminal Record Check.

Employees must secure the required background checks within 30 days of hire. During this provisional period, their service to children must be supervised. If the FBI Criminal History Record (Fingerprint check) is delayed in being processed, the employee from day of hire needs to provide proof that he/she has completed the process for securing the Fingerprint check.

Volunteers should have all of the required background checks as they begin their service to children. During this provisional period, their service to children must be supervised. All background checks must be received within 30 days.

Training Requirement: Attendance at Safe Environment Training is expected with 90 days of beginning service to children.  Click here to see Safe Environment Schedule and to Register

Technology Training is now available online for anyone who attended Protecting God’s Children before July 1, 2011.  The review material is posted on: .   Click on the "Staff and Volunteers" tab at the top of the webpage, then "Required Training" on the drop down menu.    Scroll to the bottom of this page and follow the instructions.

Mandated Reporter Training is now available online at and click on “training institute”.

Completion of the PA Omnibus School Code Act 2011-24
Arrest/Conviction Report Form must be completed by all volunteers
Upcoming Classes in Our Area: visit

The next “Protecting God’s Children” classes being offered are:
  • Monday, April 7  6:30 PM   Holy Cross Regional School, Collegeville
  • Wedndesay, April 9  6:30 PM    SS. Colman/John Neumann School, Bryn Mawr
  • Thursday, April 10   7:00PM    St. Elizabeth, Upper Uwchlan
  • Monday, April 21   6:30 PM    Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, Philadelphia
  • Tuesday, May 6   6:30 PM    St. Monica, Berwyn
  • Wednesday, May 14    6:30 PM    St. Mary of the Assumption, Phoenixville
  • Monday, May 19    6:30 PM    Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, Philadelphia


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