Policies

  

Charter for the protection of children and young people

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People is a comprehensive set of procedures originally established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in June 2002 for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. The Charter also includes guidelines for reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse. It was revised in 2005, 2011, and 2018. 

View Charter FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

 

Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter 

We invite you to review the 2017 annual report which includes the year's progress of the USCCB's Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection, the StoneBridge Business Partners 2017 audit report, and a summary of the 2017 survey of allegations and costs by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University.

VIEW 2017 ANNUAL REPORT

 

Pastoral Policy

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is committed to protecting children and youth from sexual abuse.  Since 1990, the Archdiocese has had a policy and procedures to give guidance to its employees, volunteers, religious and clergy regarding child abuse and to address the needs of persons affected by child abuse.  The following policy and procedures have been adopted to address the particular situation in which an employee, volunteer or religious working in the Archdiocese or in any parish, school or agency/office of the Archdiocese, or a member of the clergy, is accused of sexual abuse of a minor.  An allegation of this type of abuse has serious consequences for the person alleged to have been abused and his/her family, for the person accused, and for the larger community.

View Pastoral Policy

 

Youth Protection Policies

VIEW safe environment program policy

view Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Policy

view Registered Sex Offender Policy and Safety Plan

 

Codes of Ethical Conduct

VIEW CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CLERGY, EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS WORKING IN MINISTRY

VIEW Code of conduct for third-party contractors

VIEW CODE OF CONDUCT FOR minors working with younger children