Why is it Important to Conduct Screenings and Who Should be Requesting Them?
Screenings are an easy step in keeping our temples a safe place and ensuring we don't place abusers in positions of worship and authority such as giving class, deity worship, management, leading kirtans etc. Screening also ensures that abusers will not have access to children, or welcomed to live in an ashram on ISKCON property etc. Often times abusers will pass from temple to temple, fulfilling different positions or different services, getting support, and repeat offending if they have access to children. This can be avoided if temples and organizers require CPO clearance on devotees they will be engaging in service.
If you are a temple president, organizer (kids tent, festival planner, kirtan scheduler, etc), gurukula principle, person of influence (GBC, social media presenter etc.) you should be screening who you allow to sing, move into the temple, give class, visit your school, host on your social media platform, join any managerial role etc.
•PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU ARE IN NORTH AMERICA PLEASE GO HERE SafeTemple.org/Management and follow the prompts for screening.
If you have been asked/required to provide CPO clearance by your local CPT, Temple President, Organiser etc. please fill out the form below. You will be asked to provide the legal/devotional name and email address of the manager who has asked you for cpo clearance. The manager who has requested your clearance should have completed registration with us (form to the left).
Once you, the applicant, has completed the form below you and the manager requesting your clearance will receive an email response.
How Do Clearances Work
What Will You Need?
To complete a clearance request you will need to provide the following information:
-Legal/Devotional name of the person who has asked you to provide clearance, and their email address
-Your legal Name
-Your devotional Name
-Your spiritual Master
-Your country of Birth
-Your date of birth
-Your place of Residence.
This information will be cross referenced against our database. If you would like more information on how to do thorough screenings/background checks where appropriate please read the document below.