The Diocese of Rockford is committed to providing a safe environment for our youth and children in all parishes.  At Holy Family, we abide by the Diocesan Safe Environment Policies and The Charter for Protection of Children and Young People put forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Click HERE to see a complete list of the requirements.  We ask volunteers age 16 and older to complete the Safe Environment requirements below.


Future Updates

Any time there are revisions to the Protecting God’s Children class or revisions are made to the Diocese of Rockford Safe Environment Policies, we will have new revisions to read as well as new signature pages to sign.  You will be notified if such updates occur needing our obedience to stay in compliance with the requirements set forth by the Diocese of Rockford. All current employees and volunteers will need to click the following links to update their safe environment compliance.

Please send in all signature forms by email ( or mail them to the office (attn: Cindy Stewart).


Already Completed Requirements at Another Parish?

Please call Cindy Stewart (815)398-4280, and let her know which parish to call and obtain your Safe Environment forms.


Complete Protecting God’s Children Online Class

It takes about 60 minutes to complete the Protecting God’s Children Online Class. Please print the certificate of completion at the end of the class.



Read Diocese of Rockford Safe Environment Policies

Please click each policy below to read.



Sign Signature Forms

There are two ways to obtain the signature forms:

  1. Click HERE to print a complete packet of signature forms to sign.
  2. Click each of the following individually to print them one at a time to sign.



Turn in Your Forms

See the section above to print the signature forms. Please turn in all forms by doing one of the following:

  • Email all signature forms and the Protecting God’s Children Certificate of Completion to
  • Bring all signature forms and the Protecting God’s Children Certificate of Completion to Cindy Stewart at the parish office.