Safe Parish Child Protection

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, in keeping with its policies, has completed the five-year revision of the Decree on Child Protection.  We anticipate the revised Decree will be available for download and acknowledgment on the SafeParish website on or about July 1, 2023.  Each user with a SafeParish account will need to download, acknowledge to have read, and agree to abide by the requirements of the revised Decree.  If this is not completed within 30 days of the promulgation of the Decree by the Archbishop, the user’s SafeParish account will show as pending until the user completes the acknowledgement.  Users with pending SafeParish accounts are not permitted to work or volunteer with youth until they have met all the child protection requirements and their SafeParish account is approved.  Please contact your parish or school safe environment coordinator with any questions.



Anyone who is current with their Virtus training will receive an email asking them to register with Safe Parish.  If you have updated your information with Virtus, this new registration should go easy.
Safe Parish will check the information with Virtus and transfer your training, fingerprints, background check form, etc over to Safe Parish.

There will be no in-person training.  Training sessions (called bulletins)  will be sent out quarterly and you will have 30 days to finish them.
They run about an hour, and you will be asked to stop and answer questions along the way.  If you have not finished within the 30 days your status will automatically be listed as non-approved.

The email you receive should have all the information you need to register.
If needed, the website is

You will need to register with the Safe Parish site and take the online training.
And all general information can be found HERE.  (FAQ can be found at the bottom of the website in the link.)

The Archdiocese has moved to SafeParish as the new platform for Child Protection training and
compliance. SafeParish is an organization that specializes in training and education solutions for
organizations worldwide. They have 20+ years of experience in providing child safe environment
training programs. SafeParish will continue to work with our current background check provider

  • All training / background checks in current VIRTUS will be transferred to SafeParish.  NO NEW TRAINING 
  • Ongoing training will still be required through SafeParish; however, it will be quarterly instead of monthly.
  • Under the VIRTUS, if you miss 3 monthly bulletins, you are out of compliance. With the new SafeParish, if you miss only 1 quarterly training, you will be out of compliance.
  • Questions, Contact the Parish Office. 

SafeParish in a Nutshell

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