Minimum Requirements for Safe Environment Compliance
Listed below are the minimum requirements that must be met by any adult (age 18 or over) who works and/or volunteers in a Diocese of Savannah Church, School or Social Service Agency AND comes into contact with any youth (under age 18) during the course of their ministry.
Attendance at the VIRTUS “Protecting God’s Children for Adults (PGCA)” Training.
Registration of the above training on the website www.virtusonline.org. Registration is preferred prior to the class but can be completed after the class
A National Criminal Background check, a check of the Sex Offender’s Registry, and (preferred) a verification of the Social Security Number at least once every five years.
Read the Diocesan “Code of Conduct” and agree to its terms by signing the back page and turning it into your church or school.
Completing the “Safe Environment Refresher Training” on the VIRTUS website if it has been five years or more since attending the PGCA class.
For certain roles, VIRTUS monthly training bulletins are required with no more than two unread bulletins. Those roles can be found at this link.
Ministries Required to Be Compliant
All sports coaches
School teachers and administrators
School library/media specialists
Any administrative school employee if students are allowed access to the school office
Any other volunteer or employee required by the Superintendent of Schools
All school parents who volunteer on campus or for a field trip