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Quick Reference Guide for Parish Leaders
Parish Religious Ed/Catholic School Children/Youth

Current as of 11/4/14

Who? What? When and How? File Requirements How Often?
ALL Children/Youth Regular documented
attendance record
Every time minors
are present
Retain file permanently either on paper or scanned and backed up Ongoing
Children or Youth not receiving Safe Environment Instruction in their  Public School

Safe Environment Instruction, using materials from diocesan curriculum, or another REO/CSO-approved source of instruction:

Note: Full Safe Touch instruction minimum every other year. On alternate years a review lesson may be used - see lesson plans above

Internet Safety Instruction is permitted for alternate years for Grade 5-12

Before March 1

Report to Diocese
by March 1:

  1. Number enrolled or regularly participating in the RE program or school
  2. Number instructed at a public school
  3. Number declined instruction or absent on each scheduled date (if known)

Reporting Form for
RE and YM programs


Compliant Public School Districts
Children/Youth receiving Safe Environment Instruction in their Public School Optional Instruction may be offered for parents by the parish At DRE's, YM's and/or principal's discretion
Children Who
What to Do If a Child Discloses Prior Sexual Abuse Report immediately following the flowchart instructions File form in a secure locked location Per Disclosure