405 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385 | 636-332-9225

Safe Environment Program

Safe Environment Program

Protecting God's Children

St. Patrick Catholic Church and School follow 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 community. This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries.

 Dawn Burns • Child Safety Coordinator • 636-332-9225 ext. 221 • dawn@stpatsch.org

I need to take a Protecting God’s Children workshop. How do I find one?
To see schedules for workshops at parishes and organizations, click here.
Or go to the VIRTUS site, click on the down arrow in the box, scroll to and select St. Louis, MO (Archdiocese), then click the Select button.

I have taken a Protecting God’s Children workshop. What is the next step?
Please make sure that you have turned in a completed Workers Registration Form and the last page of the Code of Ethical Conduct called Commitment to Ethical Conduct Form to Dawn Burns at the parish office. If you have lived outside of Missouri within the last five years, please complete the American Checked Form. Please return all forms to Dawn Burns in the St. Patrick parish office.

I am a teen and would like to volunteer. What do I need to do?
If you are under 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at St. Patrick Church and School, please complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth Form, and return it to Dawn Burns in the parish office.

Code of Ethical Conduct Booklet
Workers Registration Form
Commitment to Ethical Conduct Form
American Checked Form
Virtus Registration Instructions
Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth Form

Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738
For additional information related to reporting incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the Archdiocese of St. Louis' Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines on Child Abuse and Neglect Report or contact: Office of Child and Youth Protection • 314-792-7704
Archdiocese of St. Louis