Sacred Heart Parish

303 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128

Phone: (617) 567-5776

Fax: (617) 567-3042

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Child Abuse Prevention (CAP)

The duties and responsibilities of the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Team are:
  • Ensures that all parish staff and volunteers are fully trained in mandated reporting laws and the Protecting Godís Children program (VIRTUS).
  • Acts as a resource to the parish on issues of child abuse and neglect.
  • Responsible for training all new staff and volunteers in the parish.
  • Hosts a parishioner information night to explain its role and function.
  • Becomes a resource for feedback from the community on the effectiveness of the parish programs.
  • Provides consultation and support to anyone in the parish who has concerns about reporting child abuse/neglect.
  • Will be supported in its efforts by, and works in collaboration with, the Child Advocacy Office of the Archdiocese


 

Critical Contact Telephone Numbers

FOR SUSPICION OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, contact:
Massachusetts Department of Social Services www.state.ma.us/dss/

Regional Office: Esquire Building
50b Park Street,Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 822-4840  Fax: (617) 882-4849

Area Offices:
Boston, New Chardon Street Shelter
41 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114

(617) 720-3611  Fax: (617) 723-7486

Baby Safe Haven Information and Resources 1-866-814-SAFE [7233]
Report Child Abuse or Neglect Child-At-Risk Hotline phone: 1-800-792-5200 (24 hours/day)
Roman Catholic Archdiocese Office of Child Advocacy
Deacon Anthony Rizzuto phone: 617-746-5994
Office of Child Advocacy, Oversight and Implementation Home Page
  email: child_advocacy@rcab.org
Office of Healing and Assistance Mrs. Barbara Thorp
  617-244-9603 or 1-866-244-9603

 

 

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