Protecting God's Children

We at Queen of All Saints Parish are deeply grateful to those who, through their employment, or their volunteer efforts, help form our children academically, spiritually, socially and athletically. We are also aware that our children are a great gift - one that must be cherished and protected.

As of May 22, 2003, the Archdiocese of St. Louis adopted a sexual misconduct policy that is in conformity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" and "Essential Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Policies Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons," as well as with Vatican documents and the Code of Canon Law. 

In short, all clergy, employees, and volunteers who have regular contact with minors (defined as 3 or more times per year, or any overnight event) must:

Register online @ www.preventandprotectstl.org and use the passcode stlprotect when prompted, to sign-up for a Protecting God's Children Workshop, register for a background check, view two online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct. Please contact your parish Child Safety Coordinator w/ any questions or for further assistance.

STUDENT (Minor) VOLUNTEERS who work with children 3 or more times/year must sign (and their parents must co-sign) the "Code of Conduct for Student Volunteers Working With Minors." Student Volunteer Code

MISSOURI DIVISION OF FAMILY SERVICES CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE NUMBER  

1.800.392.3738 (For Missouri Residents) 

1.573.751.3448 (For Outside Missouri)  

For reporting procedures and other information related to reported incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the Archdiocese’s Policies, Procedures and Guidelines on Child Abuse.  

II.8.16. All SPA in the Archdiocese should make the following information readily available.  

TO REPORT OLD OR CURRENT ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY A MEMBER OF THE CLERGY OR BY LAY EMPLOYEES OR VOLUNTEERS OF THE ARCHDIOCESE CONTACT THE ARCHDIOCESE’S OFFICE OF PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT 314.792.7704