Child Protection Policy – For our children’s protection, the Archdiocese of Washington requires that all volunteers who will be in a position to supervise children attend a training session on identifying and reporting child abuse and get fingerprinted. This includes parents who wish to accompany children on field trips as well as those who serve as volunteer teachers, coaches, or club leaders. The schedule for training sessions in child protection may be accessed at www.virtus.org. Fingerprints can be done at any local company, please contact the office to get the required paperwork. You will not be allowed to volunteer with any student until everything is complete and fingerprints are recorded.
Volunteers are required to respect the rights of students and their families to privacy. A professional and caring manner in dealing with students, along with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality, is required of anyone who volunteers to work with children.