Archdiocese Child Protection Policy
Our Religious Education program is using "Stay Safe Program" for Grades 1-5 and the "Talk about touching" as mandated by the Archdiocese of Boston. These programs teach children skills that will help keep them safe from dangerous or abusive situations. Children also learn to ask for help when they need it. These safety strategies will be taught in the context of God our Creator wants each one of us to be safe and to care for each other by obeying His commandments.
Details of the programs and the materials to be taught during Religious Education are available in the Religious Education office. Parents will receive an email before the start of the first "Safety Saturday". Parents can choose to opt out of this program by signing the "Opt-out" letter that will be kept on file at the Religious Education Office.
The "What Do I Say Now, How to Help Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse" video was produced for parents and guardians to help empower their children to be safe and is available for loan at the Religious Education office.
Opt Out Letter
Parents have the right to opt out of the Personal Safety Program for their families.
Please complete the opt out letter and either drop it off or mail it to the Religious Education Office at:
1 Maquan Street, Hanson, MA 02341
Opt Out Letters are available to download in the documents section or at the Religious Education Office
Virtus-Protecting God's Children
We here at St. Joseph the Worker Parish take seriously our role and responsibility to keep all of God's children safe.
As mandated by the Archdiocese of Boston, St. Joseph the Worker requires all volunteers working with children, youth and the homebound to participate in the "Protecting God's Children" training. This training is offered in September by Charlie O'Donnell, Chairman of our CAP Team. Also all volunteers are required to agree with the St. Joseph the Worker Ministry Provider policy and sign the corresponding covenant. Also each volunteer is required to complete a CORI form each year as mandated by the Archdioces of Boston, Child Advocacy Office.
For more information regarding our policy please contact the Religious Education Office at 781-293-1293.