The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan safeguards all of God’s children. We commit to creating safe environments, especially for children, youth, and vulnerable adults, from sexual, physical and/or personal abuse or exploitation.
All people working within the church with children, youth, or adults must have completed Safeguarding training within the previous five years.
Engagement with Safeguarding helps us:
- Promote best practices and proactively work in a way that can prevent harm, abuse, coercion to or exploitation of any vulnerable person
- Ensure that any allegations of abuse or suspicion are dealt with appropriately
- Take appropriate measures to prevent or stop an abuse from occurring, including the requirement to attend training sessions, make application for various positions, and undergo various personal and background checks.