The Office of Child Protection and Safety for the Diocese of Arlington provides programs to ensure a safe environment for children within the community of the Church.
Children are the most precious resource of the family and the Church. The greatest care must always be taken when the safety of children is involved. The Diocese of Arlington is committed to providing a safe environment to all children entrusted to our care and assisting each child to grow in grace, wisdom, and virtue. The Diocesan website contains helpful information and FAQs.
Diocesan policy for the protection of children and young people applies to all employees and adult volunteers who work in areas where they have substantial contact with minors. This includes Religious Education, Youth Ministry, and others.
If it is required, because of your volunteer or staff position, you will receive an email from the parish office directing you to the appropriate website. On that website you will be required to fill in data for a background check and for mandatory training that you will need to complete before you can engage in your parish activity. If you have any questions about the applicability of these protections, please contact the parish office at 703-971-4378.
Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter. We appreciate your dedication to the children at St Lawrence Parish.