Protecting God's Children

Divine Child Elementary School is committed to keeping children safe by following the Archdiocese of Detroit guidelines. The Archdiocese of Detroit combines best practices with continuous improvement to increase awareness of safe programs and surroundings and to empower children, youth and adults to avoid and report unsafe or harmful situations.

At Divine Child Elementary School, every staff member, adult volunteer, and teen volunteer is required to attend training in the prevention, identification and reporting of abuse.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER AND ATTEND A PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN SEMINAR WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF START DATE.

Teen Volunteers: All youth in Grades 9-12 who volunteer in a direct service role involving children, must attend a Called to Serve training workshop. Since teens are minors, the Archdiocese of Detroit recommends volunteers or employees under age 18 working with children be paired with an adult or another teen and be regularly supervised by an adult. Volunteers aged 15-18 are required to have parental permission to attend the Protecting God’s Children Seminar and to have a criminal background check.