Safeguard the Child Committee

Safeguard the Child Committee

American Martyrs parish has an active STC Committee chaired by a parishioner. Other members include the Director of Religious Education, the school principal, school athletic director, Weekday Preschool Director, the Director of Youth Ministry, the Director of the Sunday Preschool, and two or more other volunteers to complete the group. Meetings are held quarterly or more often as needed.

Goals:
  • To provide education and mandated training for all staff and volunteers to promote a heightened awareness of their role and responsibility regarding the safety of children, youth and vulnerable adults.
  • To provide training to all children in the school and Religious Education programs to help them know how to respect their bodies, trust their self-protective instincts and learn when and how to seek adult help.
  • To provide an annual parish-wide educational event during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.
  • To perform an annual self-assessment of the compliance of the parish to the regulations of the Safeguard the Children Program of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.