Protecting Children and Youth
Before becoming involved with any ministry, all church/school employees and volunteers age 18 and older must successfully complete the following requirements. Anyone under age 18 is prohibited from working with children or vulnerable adults without the presence and direct supervision of an authorized adult.
Every volunteer will need to go to the DCFS training website and complete the Mandated Reporter Training. The certificate must be turned in to the school office. This training needs to be completed every three years.
Our parish follows the policies and procedures established by the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth, a department of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Together we share knowledge about child protection to make a difference in the lives of children and society at large. Parents and caregivers of children and vulnerable adults are encouraged to consult prevention resources at the Children Matter Network.
Anyone suspecting abuse or neglect of a child should immediately contact the DCFS hotline at 800-25ABUSE (800.252.2373). More information is also provided in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth created by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB.)