Safe Environment Requirements ~ Diocese of Rockford

The Diocese of Rockford is committed to providing a safe environment for our youth and children in all parishes.  At St. Patrick, we abide by the Diocesan Safe Environment Policies and The Charter for Protection of Children and Young People put forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  We ask volunteers age 16 and older to complete the Safe Environment requirements below.  Please note two items are not required for 16 and 17 year olds. 

Already Completed Requirements at Another Parish?

Please call Anne Smith at 630-338-8016 or please email: in our parish office and let her know which parish to call and obtain your Safe Environment forms. She is in the office for limited hours on Wednesday and Thursday each week.

Complete Protecting God’s Children Online Class

  • Website link for online class ~ click here
  • Directions for online class ~ click here
  • Class takes about 60 minutes to complete.
  • Print certificate of completion at the end of class and submit to our parish office

 Read Diocese of Rockford Safe Environment Policies

Please click each policy below to read.   

Sign Signature Forms 

Please click to print and sign each of the following forms.   

Turn in Your Forms  

  • Email all signature forms & Protecting God’s Children certificate of completion to

  • Bring all the signed forms & Protecting God’s Children certificate of completion to Anne Smith at the Parish Office.

  • Or Mail to St. Patrick Parish Office at 6N487 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL 60175, Attn: Anne Smith.

Future Updates  

Any time there are revisions to the Protecting God’s Children class or if Bishop Malloy makes revisions to the Diocese of Rockford Safe Environment Policies, we will have new revisions to read as well as new signature pages to sign.  You will be notified if such updates occur needing our obedience to stay in compliance with the requirements set forth by the Diocese of Rockford.