Protecting God’s Children
Thank you for volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul Church and School
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and School 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.
All school parents, volunteers and employees who work with children and vulnerable adults which includes working at concession stands at sporting events, PTO Fish Fries, chaperoning field trips, school and youth group events, volunteering at school and the food pantry, making home Communion calls must be in full compliance with the Safe Environment Program. This includes:
* Attending a Protecting God’s Children workshop. Click here for a list of upcoming workshops and to register online.
* Fill out the Workers Registration Form and undergo a background check updated in even-numbered years with the FCSR.
* If you have lived outside Missouri within the past five years reading the IP Rights and filling out the IP Release form.
* Signing the Commitment to Ethical Conduct Form.
* Return all completed forms with a $14.00 fee payable to St. Vincent de Paul Parish to the parish office, attn: Kelly Wingerter, Child Safety Coordinator.
If you have completed the FCSR Worker Registration at another Parish in the Archdiosese of St. Louis, please contact Kelly Wingerter. These forms will need to be filled out again as volunteers need to be compliant at each location.
Volunteers Under the Age of 18
If you are under 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at St. Vincent Church and Scholl please read and sign the Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth and return it to Kelly Wingerter in the parish office.
Child Safety Coordinator, St. Vincent de Paul Parish
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
Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number: