Safe Environment Program

The Safe Environment Program was developed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis to provide a framework to cooperate with parents, civil authorities, educators, and community organizations to make and maintain a safe environment for children. This program is administered in the Archdiocese by the Office of Child and Youth Protection. More information on the Safe Environment Program can be found at or call 314.792.7000. 

Reporting Abuse
To report the current sexual abuse of a minor by a member of clergy, an Archdiocesan employee, or a volunteer, your first call is to:

Missouri Department of Social Services - Children's Division
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

After you have reported to the MO Department of Social Services – Children’s Division, please call:
Office of Child and Youth Protection
To report the past abuse of an adult survivor who was victimized as a child:
Office of Child and Youth Protection
To report current abuse of a vulnerable adult, your first call is to:
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline
The Safe Environment program requires that all adult employees, volunteers, religious, priests and deacons who work with or near minors, regardless of frequency or duration, to self-register online. During the registration process, registrants will be required to complete the following:
1. Agree to a national criminal background screening, as well as agree to subsequent background screenings every three months
2. View two training videos on Reporting Child Abuse and The Code of Conduct
3. Provide an electronic signature for the Ethical Code of Conduct for Clergy, Employees and Volunteers Working with Minors
4. Attend a Protecting God’s Children workshop and agree to electronically update their training as requested by the Archdiocese. The schedule of upcoming workshops can be found on the home page of
For users, please download the registration instructions below.
To speak with the Child Safety Coordinator at St. Mary’s High School, please contact:
Cheryl Nankivil at 314-481-8400 ext. 100, or