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STAND: Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth

Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer/employee at Immaculate Conception Church. Immaculate Conception Church and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have a commitment to maintaining the trust of the faithful by providing our children and youth with safe environments characterized by healthy relationships.  With our longstanding commitment in mind, all parishes in the archdiocese use Shield the Vulnerable, a compliance management system that allows all parishes and schools to facilitate compliance with archdiocesan child protection requirements for all volunteers/employees who work with minors, employees, and clergy. 

Our parish and school take seriously the safety and well being of your children in every aspect of their lives. When you entrust us with their care, we strive to provide a protective environment in which they will be safe. The Archdiocese of Baltimore requires STAND Training for all employees and volunteers in compliance with the AoB Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth.

All parents must be STAND compliant in order to volunteer on campus, in his/her child’s class, attend field trips, etc. The Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children & Youth is located on the archdiocese's web site located here.

NEW VOLUNTEERS:

Please register as an Immaculate Conception Parish volunteer at www.shieldthevulnerable.org

1. Select First-Time Signup

2. Select Catholic Dioceses

3. Select Baltimore Archdiocese, then select Confirm

4. You will then see a letter from Archbishop Lori.  After reading his letter, select NEXT.

5. User Login Data section:  You will create your own login-ID and password.  Once all requested information is completed, select Next Step.

6. Affiliation section:  Select Volunteer as User Type.

7. Select the appropriate Location Type, Where Located, and Location Name.

8. Because you are working with children, select Substantial contact w/children.  However, if you also will be driving children as part of your volunteer service, then select Drivers with contact.   Then select Next Step.

9. You will be asked, “Do you volunteer at another location?”  If you will be serving at another location, repeat steps 6-8 for that location.

10. Application Info section:  You will be asked, “Are you a new volunteer?” Select Yes.

11. Answer the three questions for volunteers/employees and provide three references.  Then select, Next Step.

12. Summary/Confirm section:  Review your information.  If it is correct, select Accept and then Confirm Signup.

13. Background Check Registration/Criminal History Screening:  Complete the background check form and authorization.  Enter your electronic signature, then choose I Consent to the Background Check or I DO NOT Consent to the Background Check.  (If you do not consent to the background check, you may not serve as a volunteer who will have substantial contact with children.)

14. Next you will need to complete Protect the Children: STAND online training.

15. Once you have finished the training, you will be asked to read the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s child and youth protection policies:  A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth and the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  You will be asked to answer questions about the policies.

 

VOLUNTEERS WHO TOOK STAND IN 2010 OR EARLIER:

1. As a returning volunteer, please register as a PARISH/SCHOOL volunteer at www.shieldthevulnerable.org.

2. Though you are a returning volunteer, you are new to Shield the Vulnerable.  Therefore, please select: First-Time Signup.

3. Select Catholic Dioceses.

4. Select Baltimore Archdiocese.  Then select Confirm.

5. You will then see a letter from Archbishop Lori.  After reading his letter, select NEXT.

6. User Login Data section:  You will create your own login-ID and password.  Once all requested information is completed, select Next Step.

7. Affiliation section:  Select Volunteer as User Type.

8. Select the appropriate Location Type, Where Located, and Location Name.

9. Because you are working with children, select Substantial contact w/children.  However, if you also will be driving children as part of your volunteer service, then select Drivers with contact.   Then select Next Step.

10. You will be asked, “Do you volunteer at another location?”  If you will be serving at another location, repeat steps 6-8 for that location.

11. Application Info section:  You will be asked, “Are you a new volunteer?” Select No.

12. Answer the three questions for volunteers/employees and provide three references.  Since your references were checked previously, they will not be checked at this time.  However, you must complete this field in order to move to the next step. Then select, Next Step.

13. Summary/Confirm section:  Review your information.  If it is correct, select Accept and then Confirm Signup.

14. Background Check Registration/Criminal History Screening:  Once you have registered, you will be asked for the date of your last criminal history screening.  If you have been screened within the last five years, you should not be rescreened at this time.  For your date of screening, please indicate xx/xx/xxxx. 

15. If you have not been screened within the past five years, complete the background check form and authorization.  Enter your electronic signature, then choose I Consent to the Background Check or I DO NOT Consent to the Background Check.  (If you do not consent to the renewal of the background check, you may no longer serve as a volunteer who will have substantial contact with children.)

16. Protect the Children: STAND online training:  Because of our continuing commitment to our children and youth, the new policy requires that volunteers with substantial contact with minors, all employees, and all clergy renew this safe environment training (Protect the Children: STAND) every five years.  Volunteers who completed training prior to 2009 are required to complete the training by March 31, 2015.  You will be required to take the training again when you are scheduled to be rescreened and then once every five years thereafter.

17. Once you have finished the training, you will be asked to read and answer questions about the newly revised Code of Conduct for Church Personnel in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth.  The original versions of these landmark documents were introduced over a decade ago.

 

VOLUNTEERS WHO TOOK STAND AFTER 2010:

1. As a returning volunteer, please register as a PARISH/SCHOOL volunteer at www.shieldthevulnerable.org.

2. Though you are a returning volunteer, you are new to Shield the Vulnerable.  Therefore, please select: First-Time Signup.

3. Select Catholic Dioceses.

4. Select Baltimore Archdiocese. Then select Confirm.

5. You will then see a letter from Archbishop Lori.  After reading his letter, select NEXT.

6. User Login Data section:  You will create your own login-ID and password.  Once all requested information is completed, select Next Step.

7. Affiliation section:  Select Volunteer as User Type.

8. Select the appropriate Location Type, Where Located, and Location Name.

9. Because you are working with children, select Substantial contact w/children.  However, if you also will be driving children as part of your volunteer service, then select Drivers with contact.   Then select Next Step.

10. You will be asked, “Do you volunteer at another location?”  If you will be serving at another location, repeat steps 6-8 for that location.

11. Application Info section:  You will be asked, “Are you a new volunteer?” Select No.

12. Answer the three questions for volunteers/employees and provide three references.  Since your references were checked previously, they will not be checked at this time.  However, you must complete this field in order to move to the next step.  Then select, Next Step.

13. Summary/Confirm section:  Review your information.  If it is correct, select Accept and then Confirm Signup.

14. Background Check Registration/Criminal History Screening:  Once you have registered, you will be asked for the date of your last criminal history screening.  Since a criminal history screening has been completed for you within the past five years, you will not need to submit to another screening at this time.  For your date of screening, please indicate xx/xx/xxxx. 

15. Protect the Children: STAND online training:  You will be prompted to complete online training.  Since you have completed STAND training within the past five years, you are not required to complete the training at this time.  However, you will be required to complete online training at the time of your next online criminal history screening. 

 

THANK YOU for completing STAND. Please take a minute and SEND an email to info@theimmaculate.org with your name, address, email and phone number. TYPE "STAND" in the subject line.

 

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