We are committed to assuring that all clergy, employees, and volunteers who serve in our church or school receive appropriate ongoing training to help them meet their responsibilities for providing an environment that is safe for children. We hope you will find this information helpful for increasing your knowledge and awareness of these issues. If there is anything in these materials about which you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the Safe Environment Director.
Mandate to report under the policy of the Diocese of Dallas:
The Diocese, through its schools, institutions, agencies, and organizations, has numerous daily contacts with many children. It is, therefore, most important that all persons responsible for the care of children, particularly all staff members of parishes, schools, and agencies in the Diocese of Dallas, protect the rights of children and be alert to the possibility for child abuse. It is the policy of the Diocese of Dallas not only to fulfill the reporting law but to cooperate fully with the investigating civil authorities. Individuals must report incident or suspicions of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. Situations involving minor children must be reported to Texas Child Protection Services at 1-800-252-5400 or in emergency to the appropriate police authority, usually by calling 911. Individuals with knowledge about violations of Diocesan policy should call the Chancellor or the Risk Manager of the Diocese at 214-528-2240, or they may write to them at the Diocese of Dallas, P.O. Box 190507, Dallas, TX 75219.
This form will be sent to the safe environment director when you submit it