Policy for the Protection of Children and Young People
Policy for Driving Children To and From Events
It is the policy of the Diocese of Santa Rosa that parents be vigilant in their parental responsibility and that no adult who is acting on behalf of a parish or diocesan program be alone with a child who is not their own at any diocesan sponsored event.
Parents who drop off their child should make certain that the child is safely in the care of responsible adults at the intended location before leaving the premises. If parents are dropping off their child, they are expected to bring the child just before the event and pick up their child promptly when the event ends. Coaches and other adults are not baby sitters.
In the case of CYO, sometimes a coach or assistant coach is asked to transport a child other than his/her own child, to the practice or game. The coach or assistant coach is acting as an agent of the Diocese only at the time and location of the CYO event. During transport prior to the CYO event and once the event is ended, the coach or assistant who transports a child is acting as an agent of the parent and not as an agent of the Diocese.