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Compliance Resources

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Mandated Reporter

    Mandated Reporter Training provides employees and volunteers of Fenwick High School mandated by state law and Archdiocesan policy to report suspected child abuse and neglect with information on how to recognize and report child abuse and neglect.
    The following employees and volunteers are required to complete this training within 60 days of hire:
    • School personnel, medical personnel, social service and mental health personnel, law enforcement personnel, coroner/medical examiner personnel, child care personnel and clergy. School personnel are required to recertify every 3 years.
    • Catechists, youth ministers, coaches, and pastoral center employees who work directly with children.
    • Seminarians must complete this while at the seminary and training is offered to deacons during their formation

    The purpose of this online course is to help all Illinois Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse.
    Everyone who suspects child abuse or neglect should call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline to make a report, but Mandated Reporters are required by law to do so.

  • Bullying/Harassment

    Treating others with respect is required of everyone at Fenwick High School.  Bullying and Harassment will not be tolerated.  Bullying or Harassment is considered any physical, verbal, non-verbal and/or written abuse by an individual or group, that reasonably expects to place another person in fear of their person or property, causes a substantial effect to their physical or mental health, and/or substantially interferes with their academic performance or ability to participate in Fenwick’s academic programs or extracurricular activities.  Students must report any acts of Bullying or Harassment in a timely manner to their counselor, a Dean of Students, the Director of Students Services or the Principal for proper documentation and follow-up. 
    Sexual Harassment
    A person may not in any way be inappropriate with any students and/or faculty/staff in a sexual manner including but not limited to physical contact, insinuation of any sexual inappropriateness in language, gesture or any communication.  Students must report any acts of Sexual Harassment in a timely manner to their counselor, a Dean of Students, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator, the Director of Students Services or the Principal for proper documentation and follow-up.

    Bullying & Harassment Procedures & Form
  • Faith's Law

    Faith’s Law is named after child sexual abuse survivor Faith Colson, who graduated from an Illinois high school in the early 2000’s. Ms. Colson was sexually abused by one of her high school teachers. After graduation, she found out that a few staff members at the high school suspected that the teacher’s relationship with her was not appropriate, but they did not report their concerns. Faith’s Law was passed in response to her experience as two separate pieces of legislation effective in 2021 and 2023.
  • Anna Marie’s Mental Health Suicide Awareness

    AnnMarie’s Law, enacted in 2015 following the death in 2013 of AnnMarie Blaha, was created to provide suicide awareness and prevention to Illinois school students and school staff. The law, Public Act 99-0443, required ISBE to:
    • Develop a model suicide prevention policy, and
    • Compile, develop, and post recommended guidelines, resources, and educational materials on youth suicide prevention and awareness.
    AnnMarie's Law also required school districts to adopt a suicide prevention policy and procedures. Along with this the state requires school districts serving students in Grades 6-12 to include mental health resources on student ID cards.

    Fenwick High School has two social workers that are dedicated to the health and safety of Fenwick Students. There is a referral process in place for faculty and staff to recommend students to Student Services along with a Crisis Protocol. Fenwick’s health classes incorporate mental health and suicide awareness training and all student I.D. cards contain the following information: 
    Go to
    Click on Fenwick Shield to text 
    Text FRIARS to 844-670-5838
    Safe Anonymous Available
    24/7/365 for Yourself or a Friend
    988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:
    Call or text 988 or chat at
  • Erin’s Law/Archdiocese of Chicago Protecting God’s Children

    Both the State of Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago require that children and youth be taught how to create and maintain a safe environment as it relates to child sexual abuse.  Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor Erin Merryn was passed in 2011.  Protecting God’s Children was established in 2002 initially to train faculty and staff working with minors. These requirements now extend past training adults about signs of child abuse but to help students establish boundaries to prevent abuse.

    Fenwick High School through the help and support of our Student Services Department provides training each year to students through school assemblies and webinars. 
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