Safe Environment

Attention Volunteers:  Safe Environment Training Sessions

It is an archdiocesan requirement that all volunteers who interact with children take a free, 2 hour Called to Protect Safe Environment Training session. This training is valid for five years and can be used throughout the Archdiocese of Denver.


Upcoming 2018 Trainings at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and St. Joseph Parish, Fort Collins:

  • January 17, 2019 -  7:00pm at St. Joseph Parish
  • January  19, 2019 - 9:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish


There is no cost for the training, but pre-registration is required by contacting the hosting parish office. Trainings may be cancelled due to lack of registrations. Trainings last two hours. 


Mission Statement for the Denver Office of Child and Youth Protection

The Archdiocese of Denver is committed to promoting a safe environment for the children and young people in our care. The primary responsibilities of the director are to ensure compliance with the American Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, to serve as the victim assistance coordinator for the archdiocese, and to act as the archbishop’s liaison to the Office of Child and Youth Protection of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Coordinator of the Office of Child & Youth Protection
Christi Sullivan
303-715-2047 fax
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Visit the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection website, for more information and parent resources on child safety,


Parish Volunteers: We welcome and encourage parents and other interested parishioners to be an active part of religious education and youth activities within our faith community. Below are some steps to get you started:

  • Learn about all the different programs that our parish has to offer and decide what would be the best fit for you and your family (explore our website or contact the parish office)
  • Contact the Religious Education Director to fill out a volunteer application.
  • All volunteers (over 18) involved in programs that include minors are required to:
    • Attend Safe Environment training offered by the Archdiocese of Denver
    • Read and sign the Code of Conduct (below is a link to read online) Code of Conduct
    • Consent to, and sign an authorization for, a Criminal Background Check (see Documents at right).
    • Complete a Volunteer Hold Harmless Agreement (see Documents at right).

We regularly hold Safe Environment Training classes here at SEAS, so continue to check this website for the next available class, or go to the Archdiocesan schedule of classes at Trainings last about two hours. There is no fee for the class, but pre-registration is required.

Technology Safety -- Through the Eyes of Faith

Parents, check out this resource from the USCCB for ensuring children's safety in our digital world. The website is, and it contains lots of practical guidance for parents who may not know where to turn or feel just a little overwhelmed as the digital world advances.


Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)

Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help.