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Safe Environment Training

Coaching at Archbishop Carroll

Thank you to our Archbishop Carroll volunteers for all you do each and every day to support our activities, athletics and field trips.  This page provides you with specific information concerning what is required by Archdiocese of Philadelphia as well as PA Law when working with children in schools.

Volunteers who reside in Pennsylvania do not have a provisional period.  You must obtain clearances prior to beginning service.

The Archdiocesan policy requires that ALL volunteers who may have any possible contact with children complete the following background checks and clearances:

Clearances for Volunteers Living in PA for Less than 10 years:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Clearance
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

Clearances for Volunteers Living in PA Continuously for 10 years:

If you do not find an answer you are looking for or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to The Office for Child and Youth Protection at OCYP@archphila.org or 215.587.2466

Volunteers who have regular contact with children (at least one time per week) are required to complete parts one and two of the Safe Environment training within 90 days of beginning their volunteer work.

  • Part I: Protecting God’s Children, is offered regularly at sites throughout the Archdiocese. The training provides basic facts about child sexual abuse and adults’ roles in prevention.
    • All new coaches of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia – paid and volunteers – must complete Safe Environment Training. Within 90 days of hire, attendance is expected in the classroom component (Protecting God’s Children). The online component (Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse) is required for those hired after December, 2011.
  • Part II: The Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse, is available online at our Training Institute in English and Spanish. This training provides an overview of Archdiocesan reporting procedures for suspected child abuse and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Laws. The training should take you approximately one hour to complete  Please note that if you began service before December, 2011, but did not attend the Mandated Reporter training, you are out of compliance and must complete the online training.

Clearances for Coaches, Faculty and Staff (non-voluntary positions)

Background Checks and Clearances for Staff, Coaches and Faculty (non-voluntary positions)

Personal safety for our students is our highest priority, especially when it comes to protecting them from sexual misconduct and violence.

Every member of the Archbishop John Carroll High School faculty and staff, including teachers, priests, deacons and even volunteers, must undergo a rigorous background investigation and complete a series of Safe Environment Training courses. These measures ensure everyone working with Carroll’s students can uphold the moral standards set by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Child and Youth Protection.

Archdiocesan policy requires all school employees, contract employees and coaches to possess clearances as required by Pennsylvania law. This includes any individual 14 years of age or older applying for or in a paid position as an employee responsible for the welfare of a student or having direct contact with students.

Mandatory Training

All staff, coaches, and volunteers who have regular contact with students are required to undergo mandatory Safe Environment Training through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Register now for an upcoming session, Protecting God’s Children for Adults and complete the Mandatory Reporter class on-line here.

All clearances and certificates must be uploaded to our FamilyID site.  It is free and secure.  Once you create an account or log in to your current account, locate the “Volunteers 2019-2020 Athletics” under the list of open programs. This is for ALL VOLUNTEERS AT ARCHBISHOP CARROLL. Find the one category that fits you best.

Fingerprinting

If you have lived in Pennsylvania for fewer than 10 years, you need to be fingerprinted through IdentGo to participate in the Safe Environment Program. 

Please use one of the following service codes to register:

1KG6TR is the code for (PDE) Pennsylvania Department of Education (non-public schools) Employees;   the cost is $23.85.  1KG6Y3 is the code for Pennsylvania Department of Education volunteers.

Click on Schedule or Manage Appointment and complete the required information.

Find a fingerprint location

Programs for Young People

Archbishop Carroll offers our students age-appropriate personal safety instruction annually, including internet safety. Through these programs, we ensure that students receive important information on how to stay safe.

For more information, visit the Office for Child and Youth Protection.