Parish Safe Environment

Safe Environment Training & Maintenance Policy

Safe Parish is the name of the safe environment and child protection program of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The program builds awareness of how to recognize and report physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and child sexual abuse. All new clergy, staff, and volunteers must complete their Safe Parish program before they begin their employment/ministry. Once completed, you will need to renew your training every 5-years.

There are 3 areas of Safe Environment Training that all volunteers must complete:

  • Safe Parish online training

    This program is designed to increase one's awareness of and recognition of the signs of child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, child emotional abuse, and child neglect. It also provides information on reporting procedures and requirements.

  • Background Check
    This is required to screen known sex offenders from participating in ministries with children and to determine any potential risks or limitations for specific volunteer position

  • Code of Conduct Form
    This form describes the conduct expectations for all people (employees & volunteers) ministering within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, especially those working with children.

Who is Required to Sign Up for this Program?
Teachers, staff, and all volunteers who minister to or work with minor children must meet all the requirements of this program. If you are 18 years of age or older and you volunteer for a ministry that interacts with minor children here at Holy Family Parish and school, you must comply with all the requirements. The Archdiocese requires the following ministries to participate:

All Parish/School Staff
Babysitters for any ministry
Day Care Workers
Extended Care Workers
Athletic Director/Board
School Athletics
Coaching staff/volunteers
School Commission
School Volunteers
Parent Teacher Org. (PTO)
Youth Group Ministry
Cafeteria workers
Custodians (school/parish)
Maintenance (school/parish)
Clerical/Office Workers
Sacramental Preparation
Children's Lit. of the Word
Scouts (all ages, boys/girls)
St Vincent de Paul Society
In Heavens Eyes
Altar Server Coordinator Ushers
(List is not exhaustive)

If a Ministry/Activity interacts with children at all, Safe Parish applies to all adults!

For more information, contact the Parish Office at 812-944-8283 ext. 0 or visit:


Register for ArchIndy Safe Parish Training Today

If you are interested in volunteering with Holy Family Catholic Church Parish & School please register and complete the ArchIndy Safe Parish training. Be sure to select that you are a Holy Family volunteer when registering. Questions? Please contact Karen Schoenfelder.

Register Here:

Registration Passcode: Archindy2021