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Committed to Preventing Abuse

Praesidium’s mission is to help you protect those in your care from abuse and to help preserve trust in your organization. Praesidium Accreditation is a standardized, consistent, and objective process that allows organizations to publicly demonstrate their commitment to abuse prevention.

Praesidium believes every organization should have the opportunity to become accredited and is committed to preventing abuse and protecting organizations


Why Praesidium Accreditation?

Partnership with Praesidium

Pursuing Praesidium Accreditation gives an organization access to best practices, written resources to strengthen prevention efforts, and consultation with our experts.

Strengthen Your Mission & Values

An organization’s consumers and communities deserve the highest level of safety and abuse protection, and its team is a valuable resource that demands leadership and support to navigate daily challenges. Pursuing Praesidium Accreditation creates a pathway to align the organization’s mission and values with best practices in abuse prevention.

Communicate A Commitment to Abuse Prevention

Now more than ever communities, regulators, carriers, and funders are asking important questions. Praesidium Accreditation demonstrates an organization meets the highest standards in abuse prevention.  Sexual abuse is a preventable risk and together we can make a difference.

Learn more about our process.

The Praesidium Standard

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Who Does Praesidium Accredit?

Praesidium accredits consumer-serving organizations globally across all industries


K–12 schools

Higher Education Institutions

Youth Development

Child Care Camps


Parks and Recreation

Community-Based Programs

Healthcare and Social Services

Hospitals and Healthcare Centers

Long-Term Residential Care Facilities

Social Service Agencies

Religious Institutions

Catholic Religious Congregations


Faith-Based Organizations

Hospitality Industry

Cruise Lines


Theme Parks

Logo for The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton
The experts at Praesidium have been invaluable to the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton in helping us establish clear policies and practices in abuse prevention and reporting, and in providing abuse prevention training to more than 10,000 clergy, staff, and volunteers. The rigor of the Praesidium accreditation process has ensured that our parishes and institutions understand the practical steps they need to take to protect their most vulnerable members.

Lorraine Turchansky, Chief Communications Officer
The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton

Over the past six years, River Oaks Baptist School has turned to Praesidium for abuse prevention training, criminal background checks, policy development, and ongoing consultation. We were pleased to obtain Praesidium Accreditation; an achievement that communicates to our faculty and staff, parents, and community that our school adheres to the highest standards in the industry. We look forward to continuing our partnership in promoting a safe environment.

Paul Mayhew, Associate Head of School for Operations
River Oaks Baptist School

For Casa Alianza Nicaragua, the process of support from Praesidium has been very professional, thus ensuring that our organization meets international standards for child protection. The children express feeling safer at Casa Alianzae, and our staff have greater clarity regarding their role as companions throughout each moment of the day. This has allowed us to reduce and prevent situations of risk and incidents in our residences. Because of this, we can focus on the essential part of our mission, which is the emotional recovery and social reintegration of the children we serve every day.

Maria José Arguello, Executive Director
Casa Alianza Nicaragua

Ready To Get Started?

We know everyone is starting their Accreditation journey from a different place. Whether you are considering Accreditation for the first time or you are renewing your current Accreditation, we are here to help.

Make sure you’ve reviewed the following documents:

  • Accreditation Standards
  • Accreditation Guidebook

Once you have reviewed these documents and are ready to learn more or start the Accreditation process, please complete the contact form. A member of our team will connect with you within 72 hours.

Stop abuse before it starts.

Find out about our screening and selection process. Call 800-743-6354 or fill out and submit the contact form.

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