SAFE ENVIRONMENT (PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN)

St. Gertrude 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.

The purpose of the Safe Environment Program is to create and maintain a Safe Environment for all God’s children.  All employees, volunteers, religious, priests and deacons working in the schools, parishes, and agencies of the Archdiocese of St. Louis are required to support Safe Environment Policy to comply with all procedures developed to prevent child abuse.

Compliance with the Safe Environment Program requires adults who work with or volunteer with or near children to attend a Protecting god’s children workshop, complete a Missouri background check through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry and sign a Code of Ethical Conduct form.

Additional background checks will be required for adults who have resided outside the state of Missouri in the past five years or who are current residents of Illinois or another state.

For more information regarding Safe Environment compliance with St. Gertrude Parish, please contact Kathy Mueller at 636-239-4216.


DOWNLOADABLE FORMS
St. Gertrude Catholic School and Parish Code of Ethical Conduct Booklet
St. Gertrude Catholic School and Parish Code of Ethical Conduct Booklet
St. Gertrude Catholic School and Parish Workers Registration Form
St. Gertrude Catholic School and Parish Commitment to Ethical Conduct Form
St. Gertrude Catholic School and Parish American Checked Form
St. Gertrude Catholic School and Parish Virtus Registration Instructions
St. Gertrude Catholic School and Parish Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth

 

Find a Protecting God’s Children Workshop Below:

REPORT ABUSE

At St. Gertrude School we love ALL God’s children, no matter what age. If you are being abused or suspect someone is being abused please report it.

Reporting Information:

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:

Deacon Phil Hengen, Director
Office of Chilc & Youth Protection
314-792-7704
phengen@archstl.org


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

1-800-392-3738