Protecting God's Children Program

The Arlington Diocese Office of Child Protection and Safety requires that all volunteers who are involved in activities with children must complete the "Protecting God's Children" program which includes a background check, additional paperwork, and a VIRTUS training session. 

While there are a few positions through FIS where completion of this program is not required, the vast majority of FIS positions do require this program.  Therefore, it is highly recommended that all volunteers become fully compliant with the program.  Information packets, including directions and the required paperwork are available on this page.  A letter from the principal is issued to each participant after the Diocese communicates a temporary waiver or full compliance status to the school.

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward."

(Psalm 127:3)