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Serving with Minors

Church of the Saviour welcomes and values the dedication and service of our countless volunteers, without whom our ministries could not be sustained. Specifically, we thank the volunteers who unselfishly give of their time and talents to shepherd and love our children, and take to heart what Jesus said in Matthew 19:14: “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” 

Pennsylvania Child Protective Services laws mandate specific clearances for adults who are individually responsible for the welfare of a minor or have “direct volunteer contact with children” (care, supervision, guidance or control of children, and have regular and repeated interaction with children that is integral to a person’s volunteer responsibility).

Why are clearances necessary?  It is the law and as followers of Christ we are called to obey it (Romans 13:1). It also deters potential predators from access to our children, while protecting our children, volunteers and Church of the Saviour.

How often must I renew my clearances?  Currently, the law requires that all clearances be no older than 60 months.

For assistance with any forms or answers to questions, please contact the Human Resources Department:

  • James Mazzone - Business Director - 610.688.6338 ext.233
  • Cindy Casey - Finance Manager/Notary* - 610.688.6338 ext.204 

                                       * for official Church of the Saviour business only

Please click here for detailed instructions on each of the above clearances.

Clearance

Complete online

Print online

Receive copy in mail

Special instructions

Online:

PA State Police Clearance  

 

Paper Form:

PA State Police Clearance  

 

 

 

 

 

 

If submit paper form

Free for volunteers once every 57 months.

 

Please wait for clearance to complete and be prepared to print when selecting “Certificate Form.” 

 

For assistance, contact 1-888-QUERY-PA (1-888-783-7972)

Online:
PA Child Abuse History Clearance

 

Paper Form:

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

 

 

 

upon request

 

if submit paper form

Free for volunteers once every 57 months.

 

You create your own Keystone ID.

 

You will receive email from noreply@pa.gov.

FBI Criminal History Clearance

(complete only if you have not been a PA resident for the last 10 years)

 

 

 

 

 

$24.50 (Dept of Human Services) OR

$27.00 (Dept of Education)  

 

Registration must be completed online. For registration assistance, contact HR.

 

You must have registration form and government-issued ID to be fingerprinted; see website for locations.

 

Church of the Saviour Forms

Ways to Submit Clearances and Forms to Church of the Saviour

  • Mail: 651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA 19087, Attn: HR Department
  • Fax: 610.964.7893 (please include cover page with "Attn: HR Department")
  • Scan & email:  clearances@cosnet.org
  • In person: Bring to the church office in Bldg. B Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Church lobby: Place in the locked offering collection box in Bldg. A (in sealed envelope marked "HR Department")

 

Notarize Affidavit and Collect Completed Clearances

Office hours (specifically for notarization of Affidavit):

  • Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment with Cindy Casey.
Updated May 20, 2017
Church of the Saviour
651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
610.688.6338
For general inquiries, please email info@cosnet.org.