Safe environment PROGRAM (protecting god's children)

St. Roch Parish and School follow the Archdiocese of St. Louis's Safe Environment Program (Protecting God's Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish and school as they participate in activities within our community.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community, completion of a Protecting God's Children Workshop is required for employment and to serve as a St. Roch volunteer. 

Click on the bar to register for a workshop.

Through the efforts of the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Office and the Office of Child and Youth Protection, we remain committed to the prevention of sexual abuse of minors in the Church, to the promotion of safety for children and young people, and to the ongoing care of those who have suffered sexual abuse.

It is the policy of the Archdiocese of St. Louis that all clergy, employees and volunteers who serve in the Church brings them into contact with children must have a regular background check conducted through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for those who have lived outside the state of Missouri.

Click on the bar complete the worker’s registration form and return to the school office. There is no fee.

All who minister, work or volunteer in the parishes, schools, or other institutions, offices or agencies of the Catholic Church must at all times uphold Gospel values in their personal and professional conduct.

The intent of this Code of Ethical Conduct is to provide a set of normative standards of conduct for all clergy, employees, and volunteers engaged in ministerial and other Church related situations in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. While this Code is not exhaustive in the variety of situations specifically mentioned, it is to be understood that the standards set out herein are to be considered normative for every pastoral or other Church related setting.

Any member of the clergy, employee or volunteer who violates the Code of Ethical Conduct will be subject to appropriate remedial action by the competent authority in each case.

Click the bar below and read the Code of Ethical Conduct then complete page 13, print and bring to the school office.

child abuse & neglect reporting

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:

Sandra Price, Executive Director

Office of Child and Youth Protection


Missouri Department of Social Services - Children's Division

Child Abuse & Neglect


Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline


For additional information related to reporting incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the Archdiocese's Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines on Child Abuse & Neglect Reports or contact the Archdiocese's Office of Child and Youth Protection at 1-314-732-7704.

 For all other inquiries or questions go to the Archdiocese of St. Louis.