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Welcome to the Diocese of Easton Safe Church Safe Communities page.

Safe Church Safe Communities replaces the former Safeguarding God’s Children program and incorporates a much broader understanding of how to create and encourage safe space and relationships in our faith communities. Safe Church not only covers the safety of children and youth but also the safety of vulnerable adults. In addition, the program covers a variety of other relationship scenarios unique to life in a faith community. You are encouraged to think of Safe Church as part of a valuable Christian Formation – Adult Education program because the information provided helps to build our awareness of those around us and to live out our Baptismal Covenant.

There are two main components to Safe Church: 

1. Applications and Screening – Background Checks

2. Education and training through the Praesidium Academy platform

The blue box to the right provides Quick Links.

Below the video are Summary Sheets by position that provides a quick reference on what you need to know to get your parish or other organization in compliance with the Safe Church Safe Communities program.



Rev. Elizabeth Phillips

Missioner of Christian Formation
Safe Church Safe Communities Administrator

Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer 829