3121 Hyde Park Road
Pensacola, FL 32503

Youth Protection

Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee -

Requirements for Bishops' Charter on youth protection





With the exception of fingerprinting, which must be completed at the pastoral center, volunteers and empolyees can now complete all diocesan youth protection guidelines online. This includes the Safe Environement/Abuse Prevention by logging on to ShieldTheVulnerable.org.  Each person creates their own user name and password.  Please remember your login information. If you do not finish the test, you can login again and continue where you left off.


The cost of Shield the Vulnerable, digital fingerprints, and MVR is $55.00. A check can be made payable to St. Paul Catholic School. Our school receives an invoice from the diocese for the fees. .

All Employees of the Diocese and Diocesan Entities must complete:



Support Volunteers working with children, youth, elderly and vulnerable adults must complete:



Any adult (18 and over, paid or volunteer) responsible for the instruction and guidance of children and young people including Catholic school teachers and aides, parish catechetical leaders, catechists, youth ministers and youth advisors and coaches must complete:


Annual Safe Environment Sessions:


Speakers and groups from outside the diocese working with children and youth:


All Employees of the Diocese and Diocesan Entities who drive for business related purposes and all drivers for any church/school/organization sanctioned event must:


Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse or Neglect



If the report is made by a school teacher or other school official or personnel, the reporter is required to provide his or her name, which shall be held confidential.


For more information about state requirements, what constitutes abuse or neglect and who may be a mandatory reporter, you can view this brochure provided by the Department of Children and Family Services. It also includes a form for submitting a report via fax.

Through Christ We Learn All

St. Paul Catholic School is one of the primary missions of St. Paul Parish.