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"Children too are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward."   Psalms 127:3

THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING AT ST. FERDINAND CHURCH & SCHOOL

St. Ferdinand Catholic Church & School follows 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 parish community.  If you have any questions please contact Mary Jane Ebersohl, our Child Safety Coordinator, at 314-920-9608.

All volunteers and employees who work with children and vulnerable adults at St. Ferdinand Parish must be in full compliance with the Safe Environment Program.  This includes:
FOR ALL 18 AND OLDER:
FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH UNDER 18 WHO WISH TO VOLUNTEER AT ST. FERDINAND PARISH:
FOR THOSE WHO COMPLETED ALL PAPERWORK AT ANOTHER PARISH:
Please return all completed forms to Mary Jane Ebersohl, Child Safety Coordinator, at the Parish Office.

These requirements are mandated by the USCCB and are followed by every diocese in the country. The policies are the Church's attempt to ensure the suitability of all adults who work or volunteer around your children.


Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Missouri Department of Social Services
Children's Division Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline Number:
1-800-392-3738

For additional information related to reporting incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the Archdiocese's Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines of Child Abuse and Neglect Reports or contact:
Office of Child and Youth Protection
(314) 792-7704