Per the Office of Child & Youth Protection and Victim Assistance, any volunteer that works with students in the classroom/school must be in compliance with the diocesan requirements. These are as follows and need renewal every 5 years
Selection.com/Fastrax Background Check - a social security number search completed through the VIRTUS platform. A $25 fee paid by credit card. There may be additional charges if you have lived outside of Ohio in the last 5 years.
Expectation Form – acknowledged electronically through the VIRTUS platform
Protecting Youth Course – Protecting God’s Children through the VIRTUS platform or attend a live workshop
If you are employed by the Diocese of Toledo in any of its entities (e.g. Parish, School or other institution) you are required to be compliant within the bounds of your employment. Please check with your entity’s Local Compliance Officer (Anthony Wilkerson).
If you have previously completed a Protecting Youth course or a background check, you may already have an account in VIRTUS. If you think you may have an account, check with your Parish’s Local Compliance Officer (Anthony Wilkerson) or Mary Pat Smith, Safe Environment Compliance Coordinator, at the Pastoral Center before you set up an account.
If you do not have a VIRTUS account, you will need to set one up. Click on the appropriate link below
These links will lead you through the process of acknowledging the Expectation Form, completing the background check and completing the protecting youth module, Protecting God’s Children.
Empowering God's Children Program
Please click here for the Teaching Boundaries and Safety Guide (booklet, revised 2016). This booklet is the primary resource to parents provided through the new Protecting God's Children program for parents. The booklet is designed to help parents have frank and effective conversations with their children about the dangers of child sexual abuse and to help parents educate their children about the warning signs of abuse, and to help parents to better evaluate the safety of those who interact with their children.