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Safe Environment (Protecting God's Children)


THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING AT SAINT MARY MAGDALEN CATHOLIC CHURCH & SCHOOL!


Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church and School follow the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God’s Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries. If you have any questions, please email Joan Higgins at joan.higgins@stmmchurch.com


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     I need to take a Protecting God's Children workshop.  How do I find one?

To see schedules for workshops at other parishes and organizations, click  here.


    
     I have taken a Protecting God's Children workshop.  What is the next step?

If you have not already done so, please register at virtusonline.org and complete the Worker's Registration form. If you have lived outside of Missouri within the last five years, please complete the AmericanChecked, Inc. Form. Please return all forms to Joan Higgins in the Saint Mary Magdalen parish office. If you have questions or concerns, please email Joan Higgins at joan.higgins@stmmchurch.com



     I am a teen and would like to volunteer.  What do I need to do?

If you are under 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at Saint Mary Magdalen Church and School, please complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth Form, and return it to Joan Higgins in the parish office.





    PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN INFORMATION & FORMS








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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 & Youth Protection

314-792-7704

or

Archdiocese of St. Louis     archstl.org


Reports of abuse may also be made to any pastor.



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Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division Hotline Reporting Number:

1-800-392-3738