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    “Protecting our children is the sacred duty of every Knight.”
    – Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly

    FOR LEADERS

    State Deputies, State Advocates, State Program Directors, State Youth Directors, State Community Directors, State Family Directors, State Squire Directors, Grand Knights, Program Directors, Community Directors, Family Directors, Chief Counselors, Counsellors.

    Praesidium Training for Leaders - Get Started

    FOR EVERYONE

    All members are encouraged to take this training.

    Registration code: kofcsafe

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    KOFC SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

    Protecting Those We Serve

    As Knights of Columbus, we recognize that all Catholics, including Brother Knights, share a responsibility to protect children and vulnerable persons served in and by the Catholic Church. Like the Church, the Knights of Columbus is committed to the protection of children and other vulnerable persons. As Catholic men, Brother Knights live out their fatherhood, irrespective of whether they have children of their own, when we serve those entrusted to our care. In the words of our Supreme Knight: “Protecting our children is the sacred duty of every Knight.”

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    MEMBER HELPLINE
    (203) 800-4940
    FAX: (855) 845-3502

    OFFICE OF YOUTH PROTECTION
    (203) 752-4558
    FAX: (855) 845-3502

    KOFC SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM RESOURCES

    LEADERSHIP RESOURCES

    PROGRAM RESOURCES

    BACKGROUND SCREENING FORMS

    LEADERSHIP RESOURCES

    State Leader Compliance Guide: 2022-23
    Everything you need to know to ensure a council’s compliance with the Order’s Safe Environment Program for Fraternal Year 2022-23

    Fraternal Planner: 2022-23
    Your council’s guide to how the Order’s Safe Environment Program works. Brother Knights working together to protect children and stay vigilant for any signs of abuse.

    PROGRAM RESOURCES

    Best Practices
    Before all programs, events, and activities in which minors are present, the Family Director and/or Community Director, along with the Grand Knight, shall call a short meeting of all volunteers participating in that activity sponsored by the council. All participating volunteers shall be provided with copies of these Safe Environment Best Practices.

    Office of Youth Protection Overview
    The Knights of Columbus Office of Youth Protection works collaboratively with dioceses to fulfill our shared mission to protect minors and vulnerable persons

    Safe Environment Handbook
    Key leaders in the Knights of Columbus have a special role in protecting minors participating in programs, events, and activities sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. They should take time to familiarize themselves with the important policies, procedures, and best practices regarding abuse prevention, detection, and reporting in this handbook.

    BACKGROUND SCREENING FORMS

    For our members in the United States
    BGC Consent for US Members
    BGC Consent for US Members (Spanish)

    Additional US MVR forms are required for these states
    Pennsylvania
    Washington
    BGC Consent for Members in Guam
    BGC Consent for Members in Puerto Rico
    BCG Consent for Members in Puerto Rico (Spanish) (Spanish)

    For our members in Canada
    BGC Consent for Members in Canada
    BGC Consent for Members in Canada (French)

    For our members in the Philippines
    BGC Consent for Members in the Philippines 

    LEADERSHIP RESOURCES

    LEADERSHIP RESOURCES

    State Leader Compliance Guide: 2022-23
    Everything you need to know to ensure a council’s compliance with the Order’s Safe Environment Program for Fraternal Year 2022-23

    Fraternal Planner: 2022-23
    Your council’s guide to how the Order’s Safe Environment Program works. Brother Knights working together to protect children and stay vigilant for any signs of abuse.

    PROGRAM RESOURCES

    PROGRAM RESOURCES

    Best Practices
    Before all programs, events, and activities in which minors are present, the Family Director and/or Community Director, along with the Grand Knight, shall call a short meeting of all volunteers participating in that activity sponsored by the council. All participating volunteers shall be provided with copies of these Safe Environment Best Practices.

    Office of Youth Protection Overview
    The Knights of Columbus Office of Youth Protection works collaboratively with dioceses to fulfill our shared mission to protect minors and vulnerable persons

    Safe Environment Handbook
    Key leaders in the Knights of Columbus have a special role in protecting minors participating in programs, events, and activities sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. They should take time to familiarize themselves with the important policies, procedures, and best practices regarding abuse prevention, detection, and reporting in this handbook.

    BACKGROUND SCREENING FORMS

    BACKGROUND SCREENING FORMS

    For our members in the United States
    BGC Consent for US Members
    BGC Consent for US Members (Spanish)

    Additional US MVR forms are required for these states
    Pennsylvania
    Washington
    BGC Consent for Members in Guam
    BGC Consent for Members in Puerto Rico
    BCG Consent for Members in Puerto Rico (Spanish) (Spanish)

    For our members in Canada
    BGC Consent for Members in Canada
    BGC Consent for Members in Canada (French)

    For our members in the Philippines
    BGC Consent for Members in the Philippines 

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