About Safeguard the Children
Safeguard the Children is a comprehensive program designed to promote a safe environment for children, youth, vulnerable adults and the elderly and to prevent child sexual abuse. The program was initiated in all dioceses in the United States at the direction of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). There is a Safeguard the Children (STC) Committee in each parish which helps to implement the objectives of the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Los Angeles Archdiocese has produced an informative brochure entitled Working Together
that provides resources on how to prevent abuse and provides information on reporting abuse.Safeguard the Children Committee
Holy Trinity Parish has an active STC Committee chaired by Kathy Morris. Meetings are held quarterly or more often as needed.
- 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, vulnerable adults and the elderly.
- 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 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.