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.

  • 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/

  • Teaching Touching Safety

    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 Teaching Touching 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

VIRTUS CERTIFICATION - PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN

SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH, 8:30-12NOON HOLY REDEEMER - HEALY HALL

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH, 8;30-12NOON HOLY REDEEMER - HEALY HALL

TO REGISTER PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE AT 818-249-2008


VIRTUS RECERTIFICATION - KEEPING THE PROMISE ALIVE

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH, 8:30-10:30AM HOLY REDEEMER - HEALY HALL

TO REGISTER PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE AT 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