Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Engaging a changing world with
an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

Safe Church

The diocese is committed to the highest standards in training for staff and volunteers who work with young people. We offer the following mandatory workshops and guidelines.

Safeguarding God's Children

Safeguarding God’s Children provides participants with the information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and the ministries in which they serve. 
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Standards for Youth and Family Ministries

The diocese is committed to welcoming and protecting the well-being of all children and youth to participate in activities at our congregations. Toward this end, we have established the following Standards for Youth and Children's Ministries.  
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Substance Abuse and Alcohol Policy

The Diocese of Washington believes it is important that any clergy person or diocesan lay employee having problems with the use of alcohol or drugs be treated with pastoral love and concern. We also understand that active substance misuse among those who minister to whole communities can have drastic and far-reaching consequences.
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