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Safe Church Practices & Requirements

In 1991 the General Convention passed a resolution in which it declared that sexual abuse, exploitation, coercion and harassment of adults and minors by clergy and church employees are abuses of trust, a violation of the Baptismal Covenant, contrary to Christian character and are therefore wrong. The Church must be a safe place for all people, a place of respect, trust and caring. 

All those who are clergy, employees, leaders, volunteers, key holders, or work with children, youth or other vulnerable populations in our parish are required to complete Safe Church training. You are required to recertify every 3 years.  You are also required to review the Policies of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Safe Church training teaches us how to protect the children, youth, and vulnerable adults in our care from abuse.  It also gives us tools to protect ourselves and each other from sexual harassment and exploitation. The Episcopal Church has updated its Safe Church Training utilizing the Praesidium Academy platform.

Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth

St. John's Episcopal Church in Huntington, New York seeks to provide a safe and secure environment for the children who participate in our programs and activities. By implementing the below practices, our goal is to protect the children of St. John's Church from incidents of misconduct or inappropriate behavior while also protecting our staff and volunteers (workers) from false accusations.

Read St. John's Policy on the Protection of Children and Youth

Sexual Harassment Training

According to NYS law, all paid employees are required to renew their Sexual Harassment training every year. To comply, at the minimum you should read the diocesan policy, “EDLI Policy on Sexual Harassment & Sexual Exploitation” and take the “Anti-Harassment” modules which applies to your position as either a supervisor or a worker. Every three years, all of the five Presidium Universal Training modules and any others which apply, should be taken with the Refresher modules if available. See the “Who Takes What” spreadsheet for more information. The EDLI Policies are also there.

Select one of the following, Managers & Supervisor for those with Supervisory responsibilities or Workers for all others:

To Report Abuse

St. John's Church follows the New York State Mandatory Reporting requirements. 

To Report Abuse

Who Needs Safe Church?

Safe Church training is available online at Please reach out to our Parish Administrator to set up your Safe Church learner account or with any questions: or (631) 427-1752, ext 101.


  • Bishops
  • Priests
  • Deacons
  • Retired Clergy
  • Postulants
  • Seminarians

Training Modules Required for Clergy

Children's Minsitry Worker or Volunteer

  • Children's Ministers
  • Children's Choir Directors
  • Sunday School Teachers
  • Nusery Workers or Volunteers
  • Parent Helpers
  • Youth Volunteers

Training Modules Required for Children's Ministry Workers or Volunteers

Youth Ministry Workers or Volunteers

  • Youth Ministers
  • Youth Choir Directors
  • Sunday School Teachers
  • Acolyte Leaders
  • Camp Counselors
  • Small Group or Ministry Leaders
  • Counselors-in-Training
  • Youth Volunteers
  • Confirmations Mentors

Training Modules Required for Youth Ministry Workers or Volunteers

Elected Positions

  • Treasurer
  • Vestry
  • Wardens
  • Clerk
  • Convention Delegates

Training Modules Required for Elected Positions

Nursery School Staff

  • Administration & Staff
  • Teachers & Classroom Aides
  • Chaplains (both lay  & ordained)
  • Athletic Staff
  • Support Staff
  • Employees & Volunteers
  • Before & After School Care/Program Staff
  • Parent Volunteers
  • Board of Directors

Training Modules Required for Nursery School Staff

Key Holders

  • Altar Guild
  • Building Hosts
  • Renters

Training Modules Required for Key Holders

Lay Leadership

  • Eucharistic Visitors
  • Stephen Ministers
  • Small Group Leaders/Ministry Leaders
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Unpaid Church Staff

Training Modules Required for Lay Leadership

Other Paid Church Staff

  • Adult Choir/Music Directors
  • Administrators
  • Sextons
  • Vergers

Training Modules Required for Other Paid Staff

Other Youth & Children's Ministries

  • Day Camp Staff
  • VBS Volunteers
  • Sleepover Chaperones
  • Camp Staff (minors & adults)
  • Adult Leaders & Volunteers for Scouting Troops

Training Modules Required for Other Paid Staff

St. John's Episcopal Church
12 Prospect St. | Huntington, NY 11743 | PH: (631) 427-1752
Sunday Services at 8 AM and 10 AM
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