Making the Church Safe

  Making the Church Safe  
The Episcopal Church takes seriously our obligation to ensure that our congregations and institutions are places of safety for all people, both children and adults.   Toward that end, The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of California, of which Trinity is a part, have adopted certain policies and procedures both to ensure the maintenance of a safe environment in our church for all people, and to provide an avenue for raising concerns and reporting possible violations of these policies, including any allegation of sexual or any other type of abuse or misconduct.   

The links that follow will inform you of these policies and procedures, and indicate the first steps to be followed if you are concerned that any of these policies have been violated, including how allegations of abuse or misconduct are to be reported through the church's investigative and disciplinary processes.   

While many of these policies and procedures are specifically directed toward misconduct on the part of members of the clergy, which is always an area of special concern for the church, it should be noted that the same requirements and standards established for members of the clergy also apply to lay employees of the church, as well as those who volunteer in our various ministries and are otherwise engaged in the life of the church in any capacity.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, Rector, or one of the Intake Officers for the Diocese of California found by clicking the Policies and Procedures link below.