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  

"UCP Seguin has benefitted significantly from Praesidium, Inc. accreditation. Their seal of approval for our organization's efforts in risk management and abuse prevention ensures that we are employing 'best practices' in serving vulnerable children and adults with disabilities."

John Voit, President & CEO, UCP Seguin

Why Praesidium Accreditation?

Praesidium Accreditation publicly demonstrates an organization’s commitment to safety and adherence
to the highest standards in abuse prevention.

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.

Who Does Praesidium Accredit?

Praesidium accredits consumer-serving organizations globally across all industries


Catholic Religious Congregations


Faith-based Organizations


K-12 Schools

Higher Education Institutions

Youth Development

Child Care Centers



Park and Recreation

Community-based Programs

Healthcare and Social Services

Hospitals and Healthcare Centers

Long-term Residential Care Facilities

Social Service Agencies


Theme Parks

"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 rigour 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 

Praesidium Accredited Organizations

Accredited clients are located around the globe including:

  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Venezuela
Accredited Organizations

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