A background clearance report must be obtained for any volunteer who contributes a total of five hours or more during the course of the year.
Remember you must complete all steps:
BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REPORTS must be obtained for any volunteer who contributes a total of five hours or more during the course of the year.
The instructions for applying for a Clearance Report as well as accessing the educational videos are as follows:
To renew a clearance or apply for a new first time clearance, email the parish Finance Manager at Marc.Minnick@smmchurch.org with your name and request for a prepaid access code. The code will allow you to access Hyden & Associates directly on their website and apply online. The access code will be specific for each individual and be good for one application. Your access code and link to the Hyden website will be emailed to you.
Additionally, you must view the educational videos found on the Diocesan Website. To do so, visit the Diocesan Website: http://www.cdow.org/giving/fsgc-video/. After viewing all the videos, please be sure to click on “register with the FSGC office”. You will receive an email confirmation. Please submit the confirmation report to the parish office along with the Volunteer Covenant Form.
A Volunteer Covenant Form needs to be on file in the Rectory office. The Volunteer Covenant form can be found on the parish website: www.smmchurch.org and clicking on the FSGC tab.
Thank you for your attention and cooperation in helping in this important process of “For the Sake of God’s Children Program.” If you have any questions, you may contact the Parish Office at (302) 652-6800. Questions can also be answered regarding existing clearances as well.
As of September 2015
In the summer of 2002 three Task Forces at the Diocesan level were appointed to develop recommended policies, procedures and protocols to create and maintain safe environments. The Task Forces have completed their work and their recommendations have been accepted by the Bishop. Our responsibility is to share with you what this will mean to our parish community, in our programs and all of our activities with children and young people.
Article 12 of the Charter states: Dioceses will establish “safe environment” programs. They will cooperate with parents, civil authorities, educators and community organizations to provide education and training for children, youth, parents, ministers, educators and others about ways to make and maintain a safe environment for children. The Diocese will make clear to clergy and all members of the community the standards of conduct for clergy and other persons in positions of trust with regard to sexual abuse. The Diocesan program entitled “For the Sake of God’s Children” presents a three pronged response to the objectives set forth in articles of the Charter: Background Checks for adults who have regular contact with the young people of our community, Ethical Standards for all Church Personnel whether compensated or volunteers and strategies for creating/maintaining Safe Environments in our activities and facilities.
For more information, go to www.cdow.org and click on the For the Sake of God’s Children logo.