The Catholic Diocese of Richmond's Policy for Protecting God's Children
VIRTUS® is a national Catholic training program for the prevention of the abuse of minors. The Diocese of Richmond requires that all adult volunteers who work with minors must complete a background check and take the 3 hour VIRTUS training course. Please see www.virtus.org for more information or to register for the training.
Every effort is made to create a safe and welcoming learning environment for our children, youth and families:
All staff and volunteers who work with minors must complete a background check and VIRTUS training.
The gathering spaces are inspected regularly by the Diocesan Office for Risk Management and parish staff.
Procedures for the safe and orderly pick-up and drop-off of children are defined in parent & catechist handouts.
All diocesan policies and procedures for the safe supervision of children and youth are followed.
All diocesan policies for the transport and supervision of youth during "off campus" activities are followed.
If you identify a potential safety issue that is not being properly addressed,
please contact the office immediately.