3121 Hyde Park Road
Pensacola, FL 32503

Youth Protection

Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee -

Requirements for Bishops' Charter on youth protection

All persons working with children or vulnerable adults are required to complete the necessary Safe Environment requirements. With the exception of fingerprinting, which must be completed at the pastoral center or through registering with fieldprintflorida.com, volunteers and empolyees can now complete all diocesan youth protection guidelines online. Armatus is a program that is part of the Praesidium Company.

(*All courses are available in Spanish.) Only two courses with Armatus will make someone compliant in the Eapps Database, however depending upon an individual’s position there will be other courses required for them to take. Please call the school at 850-436-6435 or email  school@stpaulcatholic.net to receive the necessary information to login and complete the courses.

 The cost of Armatus, digital fingerprints, and MVR is $65.00. 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.

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