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The Diocese of Olympia takes its responsibility for the safety of our people seriously. The Safe Church program teaches how to identify and prevent abuse within the church community, and is conducted several times per year, free of charge. The training consists of three sessions: Safeguarding God’s Children, Safeguarding God’s People and a new Anti-Racism program.

All clergy members, diocesan team members, and people in leadership (Vestry and Bishop Committee Members), all people who work directly with children, all Eucharistic Visitors and all paid staff in our congregations are required to take the appropriate training(s). Any other interested parishioners are encouraged to participate in training sessions. Certificates are valid for five years and then re-training is required. All pertinent information on Safe Church can be found below.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the April Caballero, Executive Assistant to the Bishop & the Canon to the Ordinary, at

Upcoming Trainings

Safeguarding God's People & Safeguarding God's Children | St. Stephen, Longview | June 24, 9:00am

Safeguarding God's Children | St. James, Kent | June 24, 9:00am

Safeguarding God's Church Training for Trainers | Diocesan House, Seattle | June 29, 11:00am

Safeguarding God's Children | St. Paul, Bellingham | July 1, 9:30am

Safeguarding God's Church | St. Paul, Port Townsend | July 9, 12:30pm

Safeguarding God's People | Epiphany Parish, Seattle | Sept 16, 9:00am

Authorization for background checks for Safe Church

Letter concerning background checks through IntelliCorp.