Protecting God's Children

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL. Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults (clergy, employees and volunteers) in the Archdiocese are required to register in the new system before December 31, 2020. This includes those new to service and those who are currently in service. For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, all clergy, volunteers, and employees will register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The background check has some wording that includes that it is also for a credit report. The Archdiocese is NOT using this for a credit report, only a background check.

Please click below for a copy of the Safe Environment User Registration instructions. Read these instructions and then click on the second button to register with the Archdiocese of St. Louis. (PLEASE NOTE: Live training has been temporarily suspended because of COVID-19, so when you click “Protecting God’s Children Workshop Schedule” on the bottom of this webpage, you will see Zoom training options. Be patient, the dates may not be available yet, but continue to check daily for the upcoming dates.) When registering, please be sure to add any location where you are active, i.e. IWA & your parish.

All compliance requirements should be completed as soon as possible. Contact Vicki Juniewicz at 314-725-5850, ext. 1101, or vjuniewicz@iwacademy.org if you have any questions.