Archdiocesan Decree On Child Protection | Cincinnati, OH

Jun 2, 2022


Welcome to the official website of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, OH. We are dedicated to fostering a safe and nurturing environment for all members of our community, especially children. As part of our commitment to child protection, we adhere to the Archdiocesan Decree on Child Protection.

Ensuring the Safety and Well-being of Children

At St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, we recognize that the safety and well-being of children are of paramount importance. Our comprehensive child protection policies are designed to create a secure environment where children can grow, learn, and worship without any fear or harm.

Key Features of our Child Protection Measures

Our child protection measures include:

  • Screening and Training: All individuals involved in youth programs undergo rigorous screening and background checks. Our staff and volunteers receive specialized training to ensure they are well-equipped to identify and address any potential risks.
  • Code of Conduct: We have a strict code of conduct in place to promote appropriate behavior and prevent any form of abuse. This code outlines expected conduct for adults and children participating in church activities.
  • Reporting and Investigation: We encourage open communication and provide multiple channels for reporting any concerns or suspicions related to child safety. We promptly investigate all reports and take necessary actions to protect the child involved.
  • Safe Physical Environment: Our facilities are regularly inspected to ensure they meet safety standards. We have implemented measures to restrict access to certain areas, install security cameras, and maintain a secure environment.
  • Education and Awareness: We actively educate our community members about child protection and the signs of abuse. Our goal is to foster a culture of vigilance and empower individuals to take action when necessary.

Collaboration with Authorities

St Andrew’s Episcopal Church works closely with local authorities and legal entities to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations concerning child protection. We are committed to cooperating fully with investigations and supporting survivors.

Creating a Supportive Community

We believe that prevention and support go hand in hand. Alongside our child protection efforts, we strive to create a supportive community where every individual feels valued and heard. We offer resources, counseling services, and support groups to survivors of abuse.


St Andrew’s Episcopal Church remains steadfast in our commitment to the Archdiocesan Decree on Child Protection. We continuously evaluate and enhance our policies and procedures to ensure the safety, well-being, and spiritual growth of all the children entrusted to our care. Join us in our mission to create a safe haven for our community's children.

Vitaly Pochtar
The Archdiocesan Decree on child protection is a step in the right direction.
Nov 7, 2023
Michael Buck
It's great to see a commitment to creating a safe space for our children.
Oct 21, 2023
Katie Christoffersen
The safety of our children must always come first.
Oct 15, 2023
Susan Copenhaver
Children deserve to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment.
Oct 10, 2023
Bill Erickson
Child safety is top priority.
Oct 6, 2023
Dave Zagury
I feel reassured knowing that St Andrew’s Episcopal Church prioritizes child protection.
Sep 19, 2023
Sakura Mizuno
This demonstrates a commitment to the well-being of our children.
Aug 21, 2023
Richard Jonas
Child protection policies are essential for maintaining a secure environment.
Aug 18, 2023
Pam Nelson
I'm glad to see organizations taking child protection seriously.
Aug 8, 2023
Max Roper
Thank you for making child protection a priority.
Jul 20, 2023
Cory Domingo
A safe community starts with protecting our children. This is commendable.
Jul 7, 2023
Barbara Willis
A safe and nurturing environment is the foundation of a healthy community.
Jul 1, 2023
Matus Baniar
Child protection policies are vital for the safety of our children. Great to see this initiative.
Jun 15, 2023
Amanda McDivitt
As a parent, I appreciate the dedication to creating a safe environment for our children.
Apr 21, 2023
Sandy Lovins
Creating a safe and nurturing environment for children is a fundamental duty. Well done.
Mar 7, 2023
Christopher Bell
Child protection should always be a top priority. Kudos to St Andrew’s Episcopal Church for recognizing that.
Dec 24, 2022
Rhett Roberson
I fully support efforts to prioritize child protection in our community.
Nov 12, 2022
Husam Abdulmalek
It's crucial to have strong measures in place for child protection.
Oct 30, 2022
Mark Delvalle
Thank you for prioritizing the safety of our children and community.
Oct 22, 2022
Josh McMillin
It's comforting to know that St Andrew’s Episcopal Church values child protection.
Sep 8, 2022
Marc Barraza
Child protection is a top priority for any community. Kudos to St Andrew’s Episcopal Church!
Sep 4, 2022
Ishak Mohamed
Child protection is everyone's responsibility. Thank you for taking it seriously.
Jul 10, 2022
Hannah Schmunk
Ensuring a nurturing environment for children is essential for building a strong community.
Jul 8, 2022