A parish faith formation program requires much planning, as well as attention to a variety of guidelines. Some guidelines are governed by Canon Law, some by our local bishop, others by the state of New York, and still others are governed by our own common sense.  Provided here are a summary of the most important policies, guidelines and procedures parish faith formation programs, involving children and young people, must follow at parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo.

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Safe Environment Mandates for Children's Training

       1.  Curriculum Correlations by Grade Level  

       2.  Curriculum Correlations by Standards 

       3.  Resources by Learning Objectives

       4.  Additional Safe Environment Resources

       5.  Report Form for Children / Youth Training

Safe Environment Mandates for Adults working with Children

       Training Policy Statement

       Code of Conduct 

       Volunteer Questionnaire

Other Forms

      2018-2019 Statistical Report

      Driver Information Form (required from all who drive youth)

      Incident Report (document all injuries / property damage)

      Permission Slip (template)

      Publicity / Media Release 

      Sacramental Record Keeping