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Training Program
on Child Sexual Abuse Awareness

Safeguarding God’s Children (SGC) is a training program for child sexual abuse awareness. The program provides participants information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and in the ministries in which they serve.


If every adult can protect just one child, they will forever change one life.  If we can all change one life, together we will make a difference in this generation of children.


• Those required to take SGC training for the first time are asked to take the group training offered by trained and certified diocesan and parish trainers. This training is good for three years. See the schedule of upcoming trainings below.

Safeguarding Online is for anyone requiring recertification in Safeguarding God’s Children. Re-certification must be completed every three years to comply with diocesan policy. Each training is open to all persons who require it.

Who is required to take Safeguarding God's CHILDREN training?

HERE'S WHO:  All clergy whether stipendiary, non-stipendiary, or otherwise who are engaged in ministry or service to the church; all persons who teach, supervise or assist with supervising children or youth in ministries, programs or activities more often than occasionally. All paid or volunteer Church Personnel whose work regularly takes them throughout the facility or grounds; all persons who provide transportation to children or youth without other adults in the vehicle more than occasionally; all vestry members or members of similar decision making groups who have the authority to approve the creation of ministries, programs or activities for children or youth.

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- Where, when, and trainer information

 To schedule a training in your convocation or parish, contact the Rev. Deborah Silver, or 404-601-5358.  


Participants in a Macon training event for Safeguarding God's Children display their certificates of completion. Photo: John Mark Parker