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About Safe Church

Free online training using the curriculum “Safeguarding Our Children” is now available for use by congregations in this diocese.  Each congregation has been assigned their safe church minister who can provide trainees with a unique ID and password they will need to access the program.  Because the program uses video clips, broadband Internet access is essential.  Completion of online training is required in order to attend the required follow up in-person 3 hour training session. Please register for the class with your Safe Church Minister. Recertification is required every three years. Please contact Lynn Eaton with any questions.

New Hampshire law (RSA 169-C, the Child Protection Act) mandates that any person who has reason to suspect that a child under the age of 18 has been abused or neglected must make a report to the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), Child Protective Services at 1-800-894-5533 or 603-271-6556, Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm. After work hours, call your local police department or the NH State Police.

Read this Community Guide from DCYF to learn more.


Safe Church Training

PLEASE CLICK HERE for an important update on safe church training requirements.

Dates and Locations for Training

Date                  Location                                             Trainer 1                   Trainer 2                        Time

April 11, 2018: Location TBD;       Alanna Van Antwerpen           Rita Macausland             6:00 pm

Email Lynn Eaton at if you have any questions.  To register, click on date link above.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is open only until 7 days prior to training.

We are currently recruiting and training volunteers to become Safe Church Trainers. Please click here to see a job description for this important ministry, and please contact Tina Pickering if you would like to explore becoming a Safe Church Trainer. 

Link to Online Training Program:   

Tools for Safe Church Trainers and Safe Church Ministers

Safe Church Trainer Tools and Resources

Safe Church Minister Tools and Resources