All people in the diocese who engage in pastoral relationships must do the following:
- familiarize him- or herself with all three sexual responsibility policies;
- complete sexual responsibility training every five years, either online or at a live training event; and
- submit to a background check every five years.
The Diocese of Arkansas currently offers Safeguarding God's People Training online. It is Internet-based. Each step-by-step course ends with a brief quiz to ensure that you understand all of this important information. You’ll also have a chance to provide feedback on the course content and usability.
Each church’s Safeguarding administrator can set up a user to take the courses. The administrator must be set up by Randall Curtis and then can add any user to the congregation with a name, email and phone number. When the user is added the position in ministry that is selected will change the classes that are offered to the user.
How to Create a User in the Safeguarding System
The Diocese of Arkansas has authorized Praesidium and Oxford Documentation as preferred background screening services. If a person has completed a background check with another organization in the past five years and can supply official documentation, that background check may be considered. Please contact Randall Curtis with any questions.