The Catholic Diocese of Richmond's Policy for Protecting God's Children
Silvana Lucero
Elementary Coord.
Safety First!

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.

  • AED devices, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, and telephones are available in the Education building and church.

  • Several staff members and volunteers are trained and certified in CPR and the use of the AED devices.

  • 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 Linda Mingos immediately.

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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 for more information or to register.