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Safe Environment Program


The Safe Environment Program was developed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
Archdiocese of St. Louis
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
Visit their website at www.archstl.org or call 314.792.7000.
 
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:
 
Sandra Price, Executive Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
314-792-7271
 
Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
1-800-392-3738
 
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
1-800-392-0210


The Safe Environment Program requires that all adult employees, volunteers, religious, priests and deacons who work with or near minors, who would participate in an overnight program with minors, or who would be on a list of persons eligible to with minors, even if it is not known whether or how often he/she would actually be scheduled - must do the following:
  1. attend a "Protecting God's Children" workshop and agree to electronically update their training every three years, and each three year period thereafter
  2. agree to undergo a national background screening than evaluates any history related to criminal charges as well as child abuse and neglect; agree to update the background screening every three months
  3. agree to and provide a hard copy or electronic signature to the Ethical Code of Conduct for Clergy, Employees and Volunteers working with Minors

    To get information on the "Protecting God's Children" workshop schedule, please follow the link below.
    http://virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=14498&theme=0
Download a copy of the Safe Environment Program Policy, Current Worker Registration Form, and the Ethical Code of Conduct for Clergy, Employees, and Volunteers working with Minors below.
If you would like to talk to someone at St. Mary's High School, please contact Debbie Shaw at 314-481-8400 ext. 120 or shawd@stmaryshs.com.