Protecting God’s Children/Safe Environment Program
The purpose of the SEP/PGC is to create and maintain a safe environment for all of God’s children. All employees, adult and youth volunteers, and religious who work with or near children must be compliant with the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Compliance for adults(18 and over) includes:
1.) Attending a PGC workshop
2.) Completing a Missouri background check(Family Care Safety Registry Worker Registration Form); requires a one time payment of $13.25 to Little Flower
3.) Reading and signing a Code of Ethical Conduct document
Additional background checks(American Checked) will be required if you have resided outside of the state within the past 5 years or if you currently reside in Illinois or another state.
Compliance for youth volunteers(under the age of 18) includes:
1.) Reading and signing(with a parent) a Code of Ethical Conduct for Minors
Little Flower must maintain copies of background checks and Codes of Ethical conduct on file for all volunteers and employees, so please return completed documents to Little Flower with appropriate fees.
Please go to the following link for forms or to register for a workshop:
http://archstl.org/sep and scroll through the options on the top left hand side of the page.
For further assistance or questions, please contact the rectory or school office.
Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect
Hotline number: 1-800-392-3738
For additional information related to reporting incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the Archdiocese’s Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines on Child Abuse and Neglect Reports(found at the link above) or contact:
Office of Child and Youth Protection: 314-792-7704