Safe Environment Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Toolkit
All parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle are required to offer Circle of Grace children's teaching safety program annually as part of the Faith Formation curriculum. Faith Formation leaders will be reminded of the requirements for the upcoming school year in early June. Circle of Grace resources and curriculum are available in both English and Spanish on the COG Partners Website which has a restricted login. Access to the website is intended for those staff preparing and conducting the lessons; please do not provide access to parents.
Catechist Confirmation Forms are required for each location and must indicate the teaching staff for each grade level and confirmation of their training. A compliled Recording Form for all grade levels per location is required and must include the number of children enrolled in each grade level, the number of children trained, the number of children absent, and the number of children opted out. Deadline for the 2023-24 school year is March 31, 2024 and all Catecist Confirmation Forms and Recording Forms must be emailed to the Safe Environment Program office by April 15, 2024.
Please note that Circle of Grace teaching safety program replaces our previous children's safety program from Virtus. Please use the forms available below to replace any old forms you may have at your location.