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 or neglect of a minor, please contact:

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, victims of sexual abuse are asked to come forward to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to: 

Sandra Price, Executive Director
Office of Child and Youth Protection
To report the past abuse of an adult survivor who was victimized as a child, please contact:

Office of Child and Youth Protection
To report current abuse of a vulnerable adult, please contact:

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 are 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 update their training as requested by the Archdiocese.

The Protecting God's Children schedule of upcoming workshops and compliance registration is on this website:
For users, please download the registration instructions below.
To speak with the Child Safety Coordinator at St. Mary’s High School, please contact:
Mary Guenther at 314.481.8400/184 or [email protected].