St. Agatha Church - Polish Roman Catholic Parish
Archdiocese of St. Louis
Our St. Agatha Parish and Polish School adhere to the Safe Environment program policies of the Archdiocese of St. Louis
REPORTING CHILD AND ADULT ABUSE AND NEGLECT
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
Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
Protecting God's Children
SAFE ENVIRONMENT COMPLIANCE AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
In accord with the Office of Child & Youth Protection policies of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, our parish participates in the Prevent and Protect STL program. This 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 that serve youth and/or vulnerable adults. Participation in ministries and activities involving youth, the elderly and other vulnerable persons include, but are not limited to, tutors, classroom volunteers, teachers, coaches, scout leaders, youth group leaders and chaperones, drivers for the elderly or shut-ins, visitors and communion call ministers for the sick and elderly confined to hospitals, nursing homes, or the homebound, and the alike.
Anyone who seeks employment at our parish, or who wants to volunteer in a ministry or activity in which they will work with minor children, the elderly or otherwise vulnerable persons must complete an online registration, participate in the Protecting God's Children workshop, and complete online refresher courses to get into compliance.
The link for both the current schedule for Protecting God’s Children workshop, and compliance registration please consult the Prevent and Protect STL.
For help with online registration for a Safe Environment Compliance, please contact:
Anna Barringer, St. Agatha’s Safe Environment Coordinator