The Diocese of Tennessee now offers online training of Safeguarding God’s Children.

The Safeguarding Online Manager for the diocese is the Rev. Bonnie Lloyd-Downs. Bonnie will also be the Safeguarding Administrator for diocesan missions and some parishes. Other parishes will have an their own administrator.

When a parish has vestry members, teachers, youth workers, etc. who need the Safeguarding God’s Children’s Training, the priest  or parish administrator will need to submit their names to the Safeguarding Administrator, along with a deadline by which the training needs to be taken. The Safeguarding Administrator will assign each person who needs to take the training a user name and password, by which they will be able to access the Diocese of Tennessee Safeguarding page, and take the training online, until the deadline date. There are four required modules to complete the online Safeguarding God’s Children Training: Meet Sam, It Happened to Me, Keeping Your Church Safe, and Your Policies.

The Safeguarding Administrator will be able to report to the priest or parish administrator who has completed the training, and who has not.

In the near future the diocese will be adding the Safeguarding God’s People modules, two on exploitation and two on harassment.

Please address questions to the Rev. Canon Jody Howard, or the Rev. Bonnie Lloyd-Downs.