Protecting our children

The Catholic community in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore – our diocese – and the Church as a whole, have worked hard to protect our precious children. We must all remain vigilant until child sexual abuse is no longer a part of society. What has the Diocese of Wilmington and the Catholic Church in the United States done to respond to sexual abuse by church personnel and protect our children? Here in the Diocese of Wilmington, over 21,000 volunteers, coaches, priests, deacons, youth leaders, teachers and candidates for ordination have had their backgrounds checked and have taken the For the Sake of God’s Children safe environment training.

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An Independent audithas shown that the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People is being followed in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Click here for details

Child protection expert approves diocesan safe-environment programs.

Annual Compliance Audit Shows Decline In Abuse Allegations, Victims, Offenders Nationwide.