June 22, 2015
Dear People of St. David’s,
I pray that you are well in this time of summer and break from our regular mission and ministry.
We take very seriously our responsibility to ensure St. David’s is a safe place for children of all ages. As of October 22, 2014 Act 153 was signed into Pennsylvania law requiring comprehensive Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Background Checks on all volunteers working with children in any capacity such as choir, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, as mentors for our confirmation youth, any youth program or those who work with the IHN families.
Below we have provided Instructions for Volunteer Clearances that explain the steps necessary to complete the process and a Child Abuse Clearance Form. Please follow the instructions on the form. As a volunteer you are required to complete these steps so that we, as a church, are in compliance with Act 153.
If you have questions, please contact the office.
Thank you for your willingness to keep St. David’s a safe place for everyone and for taking the time to fulfill these requirements. Let us all pray for a safer, better world and act to make it so.
Grace and Peace.
The Rev. W. Frank Allen
Instructions for Volunteer Clearances >
Child Abuse Form >
Criminal Background Form >
FBI Affadavit >
Read more about clearances required under Child Protective Services Law at www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov