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

 

Spring Break - No School
Monday, March 25

Pizza with a Purpose
Monday, April 01

All School Mass
Friday, April 05

ASPIRE Testing, grades 3-8
Monday, April 08

FSA Meeting
Tuesday, April 09

School Council Meeting
Wednesday, April 10

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 14

Artist Awareness
Monday, April 15

Mid-term
Thursday, April 18

Holy Thursday Prayer Service
Thursday, April 18

TODAY’S ATHLETIC EVENTS

There are no upcoming events.