If you are a Loyola Academy teacher, counselor, coach, staff member or administrator and you have reasonable cause to believe a student, known to you in your professional and official capacity, may be an abused or neglected child, you are required to make a report or cause a report to be made to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services at the Child Abuse Hotline at 800-25-ABUSE and to the Assistant Principal for Student Services.
Anyone participating in good faith in making such a report shall be immune from civil or criminal liability. On the other hand, failure to report, when one is required to do so, can result in a misdemeanor charge.
Policies cannot in themselves always restrain an adult from abusing children. Thus, adults bear the responsibility to assist one another in avoiding the abuse. Any employee or regular volunteer who observes another employee or volunteer behaving in a manner which may pose a potential risk to a student is to report the matter in confidence to the Assistant Principal for Student Services, the Dean of Students or any Loyola Academy administrator with whom you feel comfortable.