LOCAL SAFE ENVIRONMENT COORDINATORS (LSEC)
The information on this page is made available for the use of local Safe Environment coordinators and those assisting local safe environment coordinators (program directors/staff supervisory personnel, business office personnel).
The LSEC and the VIRTUS Database Administration Tab (Updated September 2018)
Dear LSEC (Updated August 2017)
Diocesan Safe Environment requirements for a Parish/School to fulfill application requirements of Diocese of New Ulm self-insured rebate program - Dated 2016 yet applicable for 2018, too
It is the LSECs responsibility to see that Victim Assistance Posters are in visible locations in the Church and in Catholic schools. Brochures are to also be available with information regarding Reporting Abuse - see the Report Abuse web page for these items. Please review this requirement periodically to restock as needed.
Safe Environment Handbook:
Safe Environment: An Overview, The Essential Three, and A Quick Reference for LSEC
Policy for Renewing Background Checks: Administration Policy - Diocesan 13.3 has been revised. The new policy dated November 2015 is on the Web site. The revised policy requires all active employees and active volunteers to have a background check reprocessed a minimum of once every seven years. The policy allows for a transition period which has been set as follows:
• All educator accounts are to meet the initial seven-year requirement by March 31, 2018.
• All other employee accounts are to meet the initial seven-year requirement by March 31, 2019.
• All volunteer accounts are to meet the initial seven-year requirement by March 31, 2021.
This form can be given to school principals, DRE's, parish secretaries, and other parish supervisory personnel to assist with notification to keep the database current. The form should be added to personnel employee exit forms--be sure to give copies to key personnel at your parish/school.
This form is for your use to assist with planning a live VIRTUS session. You do not need to submit the form to the diocese. The form will help you to write your email request or make your telephone call for scheduling a session and it will help you plan for the various needs in holding the session.