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Clearances

Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. -Matthew 19:14

Parent Volunteers are an important part of life

here at Heritage School

Heritage School welcomes and values the dedication and service of our parent volunteers. 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.)

To comply with this law, Heritage School is requiring the following clearances and forms by their first day of serving as a volunteer.

Click here for detailed instructions on each of the below clearances. 


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 school.

Click here to learn more about clearances and the laws regarding working with children.


How often must I renew my clearances?

Currently the law requires that all clearances be no older than 60 months.


CLEARANCE ONE: PA STATE POLICE

Online: PA State Police Clearance

Paper Form: PA State Police Clearance

Cost: Free

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)


CLEARANCE TWO: PA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY

Online: PA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE

Paper Form: PA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE

Cost: Free


CLEARANCE THREE: FBI CRIMINAL HISTORY

FBI Criminal History Clearance

(for those who have not been a PA resident for the last 10 consecutive years)

Cost: $22.60

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.

If you have been a PA resident for 10 consecutive years, you have the option to sign an affidavit in the presence of a notary instead of getting fingerprinted. To complete the affidavit, please make an appointment with Cindy Casey (Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and bring a photo ID.


Signed Policy: Heritage School Child Safety Policy

In addition to the above clearances, we ask all volunteers to sign the below Child Safety Policy that includes the written guidelines for all child workers and volunteers serving at Church of the Saviour.


Ways to Submit Clearances to Heritage School

  • Mail: 651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA 19087, Attn: Heritage School
  • Scan & email:
  • In person: Bring to the Heritage office Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Questions?

Contact the Heritage Office | 610.688.6342 for requirements necessary for specific volunteer positions.

Contact Cindy Casey | Church of the Saviour's Finance Manager/Notary* | 610.688.6338 ext. 204 for assistance with forms, affidavit appointments and general questions.


*for official Church of the Saviour/Heritage School business only