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Bishop’s letter on Safeguarding God’s People Policy and Safe Church Training – PDF

Safeguarding God’s People Policy – PDF
titled “Toward Healthy Ministry: Safeguarding God’s People From Abuse”

Related: Policy on Background Checks

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is committed to providing a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment in which all of God’s people can carry out the work God has given us to do. This Safe Church policy is a statement of professional expectations for all people (clergy, lay employees, contractors, volunteers) in our diocese in their relationships with vulnerable persons in the Church.  The purpose of this Safe Church policy, titled Toward Healthy Ministry: Safeguarding God’s People From Abuse, coupled with the Policy on Background Checks, is to foster the highest standards of ethical behavior in ministry settings, to ensure an environment free of abuse, exploitation, and harassment.