Prevent and Protect STL / Protecting God's Children


The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL.  Everyone ministering to minors or vulnerable adults (clergy, employees, and volunteers) in the Archdiocese is required and asked to register in the new system as soon as possible.  This includes those new to service and those who are currently in service.  For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system. YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE THE CLASS AGAIN. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, all clergy, volunteers, and employees will need to register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct.  Please go to to register and contact your parish Child Safety Coordinator with any questions or for further assistance.  If you are an employee, a current volunteer, or want to be a volunteer, you must register for this new program. Here at St. Martin’s the Child Safety Coordinators are Theresa Wright and Sharon Fiedler.  They can be reached at (314) 895-1100, ext 2, or [email protected] for questions.


Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward
in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Sandra Price, Executive Director Office of Child & Youth Protection
(314) 792-7271
[email protected]

Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
1(800) 392-3738

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
1(800) 392-0210


To see a list of current Protecting God's Children workshops or for information on compliance registration, visit

For the Archdiocese of St. Louis website, visit