PROTECTING CHILDREN

Office For The Protection Of Children And Youth

 

Please follow this link to complete compliance tasks: Archdiocese of Chicago: Office for the Protection of Children and Youth

Current families may call the school office if there are questions regarding compliance.

Compliance Guidelines

PARISH/SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN ONLINE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK – eAPP:

Complete an eApps online criminal background check application before being accepted as a volunteer. Applicant cannot begin service until the background check approval has been received.

1 time national background check. Rechecks are conducted automatically.

VIRTUS/PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN:

  • Attend within 60 days of beginning service. Certificate of attendance kept on site in personnel file.
  • 1 time 3-hour training for adults. No one under 18 yrs. of age permitted at training. All participants must pre-register online.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

  • Read and sign prior to beginning service. Signed acknowledgement form kept on site in personnel file.
  • Complete new form if employee moves to new parish/school.

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES’ CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT TRACKING SYSTEM FORM [CANTS FORM] TO BE DONE ANNUALLY

  • Complete form and submit to site prior to beginning service. Copy of completed form kept on site in personnel file. Original mailed to DCFS by the site.
  • To be done annually. Application reviewed by DCFS for abuse and neglect offenses.
  • Return completed form to St. James School for submission.

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

  • Catechishts, youth ministers, coaches are encouraged to complete this requirement prior to beginning volunteer service.
  • Copy of certificate kept on-site in personnel file. Online training available in English. Live training available in English, Spanish, and Polish.

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FEATURED EVENTS

 

Advent Lessons & Carols in the Church
Sunday, December 10

Children's Rosary in the Chapel
Monday, December 11

Marillac House Toy Donation Deadline
Tuesday, December 12

School Council Meeting
Wednesday, December 13

Sandwich Ministry
Thursday, December 14

Sing-a-Long with PK 3
Thursday, December 14

All School Mass
Friday, December 15

Spirit Wear Day
Monday, December 18

Sing-a-Long with PK 4
Monday, December 18

Kindergarten Christmas
Wednesday, December 20