Forty Martyrs Catholic Church takes seriously and follows the Safe Environment guidelines set forth by our Diocese in Springfield, Il. Our priority is to safeguard and protect our children.
Below is a link to the Diocesan Safe Environment reporting procedures:
Reporting Allegations of Child Sexual AbuseTo report allegations of sexual abuse of a minor by clergy -- even if it is in the past -- individuals are encouraged to call the Diocese's Child Abuse Reporting and Investigation number at 217-321-1155.
Individuals may also contact Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline at
In the State of Illinois many professionals, including CLERGY, TEACHERS, doctors, counselors, etc. -- are MANDATED reporters. This means such individuals are required to report to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services within 24 hours if they SUSPECT a child is being neglected or abused in any way. The line is answered 24 hours a day. There may be significant penalties for mandated reporters who fail to report suspected child abuse or neglect.
The Diocese of Springfield encourages ANYONE who has reason to suspect a child is being abused or neglected to report the matter to local authorities.