Policies for Safe Church, Safe Communities: Praesidium Training & Modules
All members of our parishes and organizations are strongly encouraged to take the four modules of Safe Church, Safe Communities called Universal Training. Universal Training modules plus any combination of four other modules are required to be in certain roles or positions on parish staffs, as volunteers, or in parish or diocesan lay or clergy leadership.
Please understand the assignment of modules comes from The Episcopal Church's Task Force on the development of Model Policies and are distributed to all Episcopal Dioceses through the Safe Church, Safe Communities Office of The Episcopal Church.
Appendix A, though approved on March 31st, 2022 by Executive Council, was reviewed by the Safe Church Safe Communities Council of Advice for the Episcopal Church. This review is complete and a new Chart for Course Requirements has been developed from Appendix A to satisfy the requirements for the Diocese of East Carolina's Policies.
October 2023 - Update on Training Charts and Background Checks
Learner Invitation Templates (Updated Summer 2023)
- Lay Staff - Supervisory*
- Lay Staff*
- Elected or Appointed Lay Leadership
- Lay Ministry Leadership (Volunteer)
- Youth or Children's Ministry (Volunteer)
- Ministry Volunteer
- Ministries of the Parish - Youth Volunteer (16 or Older in High School)
- Ministries of the Parish - Adult Volunteer
- Camp Staff - Supervisory
- Camp Staff - Non-Supervisory
*Positions here could be staff by paid or volunteer individuals.
Please refer to the updated Chart for Course Requirements for clarification about specific roles or positions.