Safe Environment

Safe Environment

St. Stephen is a Safe Environment 

Serving all in Christ 

Safe Environment Training
All adults volunteering with programs that involve youth, parents of children attending St. Stephen Catholic School who desire to volunteer at the school, those who volunteer with the St. Stephen Faith Formation Program, and volunteers who bring Holy Communion to the hospitalized or homebound parishioners must have completed a Diocese-sponsored Safe Environment Training and complete a level II background screening (fingerprints and name search).   The Diocesan Safe Environment training session for adults wishing to supervisor children/youth is now available on line at no cost.

For more information about Safe Environment Training visit our Diocese of St. Petersburg website Diocese of St. Petersburg - Office of the Safe Environment Program. (click here)

St. Stephen Catholic Church complies with all aspects of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, adopted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The St. Petersburg Diocese policy entitled Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults was implemented in 2003 and was most recently revised in November 2009.    Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

For more information or questions regarding the Safe Environment Program please contact Sue Haines at our Faith Formation Office, 813-671-4434.  You can also email Sue at