Protecting God’s Children

A program that all our School & Parish Ministry Leaders must follow

All volunteers and employees who work with children at St. Charles Borromeo parish must be in full compliance with the Safe Environment Program. This includes attending a Protecting God’s Children workshop, undergoing a background check updated in even-numbered years , having an FBI fingerprint check if you lived outside of Missouri within the last five years, and signing the Code of Ethical Conduct. These requirements are mandated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and are followed by every diocese in the country. The policies are the Church’s attempt to ensure the suitability of all adults who work with or who volunteer around your children.

Safe Environment Program Compliance

Anyone who works with or volunteers with children must be compliant with the Safe Environment Program of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis set forth by the USCCB. (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).

Compliance includes attending a Protecting God’s Children Workshop, completing a Worker Registration Form to obtain a background check, and reading and signing a Code of Ethical Conduct. Each location must have copies of individual background checks & code of ethics forms on file for all active volunteers and employees. Additional background checks may be necessary if you have lived out of state in previous years.

To register online for a Protecting God’s Children Workshop, please visit www.archstl.org and click START REGISTRATION. The Code of Ethical Conduct and worker registration forms are available from our parish's Child Safety Coordinator and may also be located on your parish website. If you have questions or need assistance with this process please contact the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program at 314-792-7272.

Missouri Background Checks are obtained when you begin your ministry and are updated every even numbered year. Please let the parish office know if you would like to be removed from the list of active volunteers. You must also contact the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry at 1-866-422-6872 with address changes.