The Archdiocese of Baltimore, through its STAND for Children and Youth program, sets requirements for all faculty and staff, as well as school volunteers, designed to protect children. All volunteers must submit applications and three references, which are checked in writing. Volunteers must sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Faculty, staff, and volunteers must complete an online training session and read the Archdiocesan policy and code of conduct manuals, and acknowledge their receipt in writing.
Only individuals certified through the STAND process may volunteer in the school in any capacity and chaperone field trips. The entire process must be completed before volunteer activity may take place. New school families receive the STAND application, consent form, and Archdiocesan manuals as part of the admissions process and are expected to submit them as early as possible.
For more information, extra copies of the forms, Archdiocesan policy and Code of Conduct, and to complete the online training, go to www.Archbalt.org.