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Safeguard the Children

We are dedicated and committed to protecting all God's children. We follow the policies and procedures set forth by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and our parish Safeguard the Children Committee. At Padre Serra, all adults who work with or around children must attend Virtus awareness training. Additionally, adults who supervise children must be live-scan fingerprinted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

  • Virtus - Protecting God's Children Awareness Training - This three-hour workshop helps clergy, staff, volunteers and parents to understand the facts and myths about child sexual abuse; how perpetrators operate; and how caring adults can take five important steps to keep children safe. For more information or to find a session, please Click here.
  • Fingerprinting - Live Scan fingerprinting by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is required for all adult staff and volunteers who work directly with children.
  • Guidelines for working with Children - Each year adult staff and volunteers receive and review the Archdiocesan Guidelines for working with children. Youth working with other youth also recieve guidelines. Click here to read these guidelines.
  • Touching Safety Program - Required by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for children enrolled in school or parish programs, is a vehicle through which parents, teachers, leaders and youth ministers give children and young people the tools they need to protect themselves from those who might harm them. Our Faith Formation team presents this material to help children identify unsafe situations, say stop and tell a trusted adult.
  • Safeguard the Children Committee - For more information about the commitee and its work parish@padreserra.org
  • Working Together 2016 Brochure - click here to read
  • Reporting Abuse or Misconduct - click here to read
  • Archdiocesan Electronic Communications Policy and Resources - click here to read
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops "Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People" - click here to read
  • For more information, please visit the Archdiocese of Los Angeles website or contact Alan Lien in the office (805) 482-6417 or alanlien@padreserra.org
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