Protection of God's Children
At All Saints Catholic Church and All Saints Youth Ministry, keeping our children safe is our number one priority. We are committed to the Diocesan policy for the Safety and Protection of Children and Youth which requires that all clergy, employees, and volunteers who have contact with children complete criminal background checks and attend a live training seminar called “Protecting God’s Children.”
This training is helpful for all adults and parents and can be accessed using the website at www.virtus.org. The Diocese of Arlington provides numerous opportunities to attend training throughout the year. By becoming aware of the warning signs of abuse, by paying attention and working together, we create an environment at All Saints where our children and youth are protected and safe.
If you are an adult volunteer, you are also required to undergo a background check. It is now available online via the Diocese of Arlington’s Office of Children Protection Website.
Any questions about this process should go to Janet Smith, All Saints’ Coordinator of Child Protection, at (703) 368-4500 ext. 158.