Child Protection Program/VIRTUS

As a Catholic School, we at St. Bernadette will foster a Christ-centered environment that is safe and provides for a positive learning atmosphere.

In accordance with the Archdiocese of Washington Child Protection Policy, all school volunteers who have substantial contact with children must submit to a criminal background check (including fingerprinting) and attend a training session. This includes, but is not limited to, chaperoning field trips, school functions, classroom assistance, and lunch/playground duty.

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“All children have the right to be safe and protected from harm in any and all environments — home, school, religious institutions, neighborhoods and communities. The Archdiocese of Washing embraces this right to safety and is dedicated to promoting and ensuring the protection of all children. The Archdiocese will do all in its power to crate a safe environment for children and young people, to prevent their physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect and to bring the healing ministry of the Archdiocese to bear wherever possible. It is the expectation of the Archdiocese of Washington that all persons and entities under its auspices comply with the provisions stated in this policy.”

-Archdiocese of Washington,

Child Protection Policy