Safe Environment

St. Joseph Parish follows the Safe Enviroment Program of the Archdiocese of St. Louis

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is committed to the prevention of child abuse and to assisting those who are affected by incidents of child abuse. For purposes of this policy, child abuse means physical injury, sexual abuse, or emotional abuse inflicted on a child, other than by accidental means, by those responsible for the child’s care, custody and control or from persons who are agents or employees of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. All employees, volunteers, religious, priests and deacons working in the schools, parishes and agencies of the Archdiocese of St. Louis are required to support this Policy and to comply with the Procedures developed to implement the Policy.

A. All Employees and Volunteers who have contact with minors on a regular basis must:

  1. Attend a Protecting Gods Children Workshop.
  2. Click on Virtus Website Registrations: Virtus Registration
  3. Complete a criminal records check from the Family Care Safety Registry.
  4. Commit to the Code of Ethical Conduct for Clergy, Employees and Volunteers Working With Minors in the Archdiocese.
  5. Employees or volunteers who have resided outside of the state of Missouri any time over the last five years will have to undergo a one-time national background check . Illinois Residents will have Illinois and Missouri background checks conducted every even-numbered year.

B. All children in archdiocesan educational programs are encouraged to participate in a “Safe Touch” program. Safe Touch programs are educational programs that teach children how to protect themselves from being sexually abused. Age appropriate programs are being implemented throughout the archdiocese.

Archdiocese of St. Louis Code of Ethical Conduct For Minors Volunteering Working With Younger Children. Please fill out this FORM! (Click on the Link)

If you have questions contact Mary Truetken: 636-464-1013 ex 226 or mtruetken@stjosephimperial.org

 

For additional information related to reporting incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the Archdiocese's Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines on Child Abuse and Neglect Reports or contact:  
Office of Child and Youth Protection at

(314)792-7704 or the
Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline at
1-800-392-3738.

Archdiocesan Safe Enviorment Program

Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection

Archdiocesan Code of Ethical Conduct 

Background Check Forms

Protecting God's Children Workshop Schedule

Virtus Online Registration

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