Safeguard the Children

Welcome! The Los Angeles Archdiocese Office of Safeguard the Children provides ongoing support, education, training and resources to help prevent child sexual abuse and to address children's safety in our parishes, schools, homes, and communities.  


Holy Redeemer-St. James the Less parish Safeguard the Children Committee is headed by a parishioner with 6 additional members from our parish, ranging in background and profession to provide a diverse outlook and approach to ensuring our children's safety is a priority in our parish community.


For more about how we keep our parish safe, please click here

  • Novena April 18-26

    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles invites you to join in nine days of prayer and reflection for healing from sexual abuse. Leading up to the end of the national abuse prevention month, the novena will be prayed from Saturday, April 18 until Sunday, April 26.

    The novena, organized by the Archdiocese’s Victims Assistance Ministry, is offered in support of all sexual abuse survivors – those harmed in their families, or the church, or the community at large.

    As public gatherings and worship services have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to visit lacatholics.org/united-together each day where will be provide a livestream hosted by various parishes across the archdiocese. We hope you will join us in prayer.

  • Protecting God's Children

    We offer programs for Adult Awareness training through the "Protecting God's Children" program. Please click on this link to learn more:

    https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/

  • Empowering God's Children

    The job of ensuring children's safety is a challenging undertaking. The prevention of child sexual abuse or abuse that may cause them harm, requires us giving our children the tools they need to overcome the advances of someone who intends to do them harm. The Empowering God's Children Safety program is a vehicle which parents, teachers, catechists and youth ministers give children and teens the tools they need to protect themselves. 

    Please click here for an overview of this program.

  • Safe Environment Contact List

    Please click here to download the contact information for the departments that can assist victims and provide further information.

UPCOMING SAFEGUARD TRAINING

Protecting God's Children

Dates pending

Keeping the Promise Alive

Dates pending


For reservations: 

Please call Ingrid at the parish offices 818-249-2008


Additional VIRTUS sessions can be found on:  www.VIRTUS.org > Click First-time registrant >View list of sessions > Los Angeles-San Fernando Region

 

Livescan Fingerprinting sessions can be found on:  www.archdiocese.la > Protecting Children > Fingerprint & VPIN > scroll down to Fingerprinting Calendar