EDLI Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth

Safe Church
Posted by Teddy Byrne
Topics: Safe Church

The Diocese of Long Island (“The Diocese”) is committed to the prevention of child abuse in all forms. The aim of this policy is to make the Church a safe place, safe for those who worship, safe for those who minister, safe for those who come in need, safe for children and safe for all who seek or serve Christ. We believe that this policy helps us live out our Baptismal Covenant to respect the dignity of every human being.

All Church Personnel including members of the clergy, and all seminarians, postulants, candidates for holy orders, volunteers who regularly supervise youth activities, vestry members, all employees of The Diocese or of parishes, missions, chapels, or other Diocesan Units, key holders to any church property, the lay leaders of any group with regular access to church property or facilities shall abide by the parameters set forth by this policy.