Safe Environment


Visit www.archstl.org for more information about the Safe Environment Program.


THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING AT ASSUMPTION PARISH (MATTESE) AND SCHOOLS!

Assumption Parish (Mattese) and Schools 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 call Bridget Davis at 314-487-7970, ext. 1215, or e-mail davisb@assumptionstl.org.

If you would like to volunteer in any capacity at Assumption Parish (Mattese) or Schools, you must be in full compliance with the St. Louis Archdiocese Safe Environment Program. This means that three requirements must be met:

Requirements

1) Create a Virtus account online with the Archdiocese and attend a Protecting God's Children workshop. Visit VIRTUS Online and click the START REGISTRATION button. To  attend a workshop, simply scroll through the options and select the one that you would like to attend. 

2) Complete the Worker Registration Form. This gives Assumption permission to run a background screening with the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry. Assumption will pay for the registration fee.

3) Read the "Code of Ethical Conduct," sign and date the last page.

All documents should be returned to Bridget Davis at the Parish Office. If you have any questions, please call 314-487-7970, ext. 1215, or e-mail davisb@assumptionstl.org.

If you have already completed a Worker Registration and Code of Ethical Conduct forms at another parish or school within the Archdiocese of St. Louis, it is mandatory that each parish or school maintain its own documentation. Therefore, you will be required to complete these forms again for Assumption Parish (Mattese) and Schools. Allow at least two (2) weeks for the paperwork and background check to be processed.

Questions

1) I have taken a Protecting God's Children workshop. What is the next step? You will need to complete the Workers Registration form and the Code of Ethical Conduct. Turn these forms in to the location where you are to volunteer (i.e, Assumption Parish (Mattese) and Schools). If you have lived outside of Missouri within the last five years, please complete the American Checked Form. Please return all forms to Bridget Davis in the Parish Office. If you have questions or concerns, please call Bridget Davis at 314-487-7970, ext. 1215, or e-mail davisb@assumptionstl.org.

2) I am a teen and would like to volunteer. What do I need to do? If you are younger than 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at Assumption Parish (Mattese) or Schools, please complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Minors form, and return it to Bridget Davis in the Parish Office. If you have questions or concerns, please call Bridget Davis at 314-487-7970, ext. 1215, or e-mail davisb@assumptionstl.org.


PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN INFORMATION AND FORMS


TO REPORT CHILD 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:

 


 

Deacon Phil Hengen, Director

Office of Child & Youth Protection

314-792-7704

phengen@archstl.org

 

Missouri Department of Social Services

Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number:

1-800-392-3738