Youth Protection

Any adult ( age 21 years and older) who works or volunteers to help with children and or vulnerable adults is required by the Diocese of Birmingham to obtain youth protection verification. Verification must be completed before working with children or vulnerable adults.

Guidelines for verification are below:

1. Complete "Recognizing Child Abuse" offered at VIRTUS®.

2. Provide to church or school office:

  • Copy of Training completion certificate (provided at the end of the online training)
  • Signed Diocesan Code of Conduct Receipt form (available here)
  • Signed Volunteer Inquiry Release form  (criminal background check form).

After all three required documents are received and processed, you will be approved for 3 years.