Safeguarding God’s People

Safeguarding God’s People training seeks to protect adults from sexual exploitation and abuse in every and all ministry settings. Our commitment at the Diocese of Atlanta is to keep all of God’s beloved nurtured in faith and safe from abuse of any kind.

Safeguarding God’s People (SGP) is a training program for the prevention of sexual exploitation in communities of faith. Training is designed to help participants understand the overt and the subtle, the intentional and unintentional, ways in which exploitation and harassment occur in church, school and institutional settings. The aim of the training is to prevent exploitation and harassment by making everyone more aware of their words, actions, and intentions as we engage together in ministry.

Safeguarding God’s People: Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith addresses the development or attempted development of a sexual relationship between a person in any ministerial position and an individual with whom they have a pastoral relationship; this is commonly called adult sexual exploitation.

Click here to register for a training session. Re-certification must be completed every five years to comply with the diocesan policy.

Click here to view the current Diocesan Policies for the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Adults.