The diocese of Niagara has hired a part-time consultant in screening and resource management to help parishes design and implement new volunteer policies and practices.
Steve Millar met with archdeacons, synod council, clergy and licensed lay workers during the fall to help develop diocesan policies. The new plans will include training events for each region of the diocese early this year. By June, all parishes should be ready to implement a screening program to “protect those at highest risk.”
The process is designed to screen staff and volunteers who work with children, youth and vulnerable people.